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Full text of "Variety (May 1915)"

TEN CENTS 




VOL. XXXVIII. NO. 10 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1915. 



PRICE TEN CENTS 




VARIETY 




















The Evangelist of Joy 






Thousands of Applauding Hands 






Clamored for More 






Method in Eva's Madness 

Eva Tanguay is politely explaining to 
those who think her a puzzle, and wonder 
why her actions are so eccentric, that 
there is "method in her madness." This is 
done through a song of this familiar title. 

The words of the lyric inform one that 
•everything Miss Tanguay does has a rea- 
son, and the last line declares plainly that 
if Miss Tanguay's salary were offered to 
the people of her audience, they, too, 
-would be quite as crazy as the singer. 
When it is figured that for fifty-two weeks 
in the year Miss Tanguay earns more 
than $125,000 for 64 minutes' work each 
day, the explanation offered takes on 
great plausibility. 

Miss Tanguay intimates that every 
move, every smile and every gesture, fa 



carefully planned long in advance, and 
with the purpose of creating a certain 
type. That she has succeeded in estab- 
lishing that type and becoming one of the 
real successes of the vaudeville clearly 
shows that her plans were well laid. 

Miss Tanguay goes on the theory that 
he is not always a fool who calls himself 
a fool. Through the medium of her song 
she also says that she has saved a half 
million dollars since she has been on the 
stage. If this is true, and there is every 
reason to believe that it is true, then the 
method in her madness has been most 
wise and profitable. 



Louuville "Herald" 

TANGUAY UPHOLDS RECORD. 

Cyclonic Eva Tanguay. who is headlin- 
ing the bill at B. F. Keith's Theatre this 



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week, has started out to establish a new 
box-office and attendance record for Louis- 
ville. This is the first vaudeville visit 
here of the famous eccentric comedienne, 
who has with ease been awarded the high- 
est honors in point of attendance in every 
city where she has appeared, and she is 
equally certain of carrying off the laurels 
this week, as crowded houses have been 
the rule. 



Pittsburgh "Post" 

Like a windmill in a fit, though a grace- 
fully formed windmill at that, in a fluffi- 
nesS that didn't hide the curves of her 
figure. Thousands of applauding hands 
clamored for more. If her program added 

just one more number and took away any 
more costume, strong men might turn 
pale. 



Pittsburgh "Chronicle- 
Telegram" 

Eva Tanguay has a hold on vaudeville 
followers and it is not strange that the 
Grand last night was filled to capacity. 

Pittsburgh "Gazette- 

Tim •• 

Her costumes are new and Interesting. 

Pittsburgh "Sun" 

Eva Tanguay captivated a large audi- 
ence last night with her amusing songs, 
with her grotesque gestures and manner 
isms, her stunning costumes, her pleas- 
ing figure, her winning smile, her tousled 
hair, she was recalled repeatedly. Miss 
T— takes the public frankly into her con 
fidence. 



Next Week (May 10) Orpheum, Brooklyn 




Vol. XXXVIII. No. 10. 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1915. 



PRICE 10 CENTS 



U. B. 0. RESTORES TABS TO FAVOR 
AND GIVES THEM FURTHER TIME 



Just When the Booking Future East Looked Bad for Tabloid 

Entertainment the United Chiefs Decide to Give Them a 

New Lease on Vaudeville Life. Union Square to 

House New Companies. 



The United Booking Offices has re- 
considered its intention to discontinue 
tabloids at the Union Square and has 
routed a number of the condensed com- 
edies into that house for the coming 
season, setting the prices at 10-15-25. 

Next week the attraction will be 
"Broadway Frolics in a Midnight Cab- 
aret," after which "The Elopers" will 
hold the boards for a week. 

The first week's experience with tabs 
at the Square failed to show any re- 
turns, but the second week of the Gal- 
vin tabloid seemed to convince the 
Square patrons and this week the busi- 
ness has been capacity at all perform- 
ances. 

The eastern vaudeville managers are 
watching the new policy and will, in 
all probability, arrange a consistent 
route for the shows, to take effect with 
the coming season. 



Chicago, May 5. 

The Western Vaudeville Managers' 
Association has made plain its policy 
in regard to tabloids for next season. 
The Association will endeavor to locire 
a small number of the shows of the 
higher-priced variety and route tlcm 
solidly over the circuits they book, the 
several circuit managers having agreed 
to accept the tabs contracted for 

Up to last season the average show 
was booked at a salary ranging from 
$500 to $700 on split week tours. "The 
Night Clerks" brought $900 weekly and 
established a new record in salaries, 
but proved successful and prompted 
the managers to raise the ante for next 
season, when the outside limit will he 
$1,200. 



Atlanta, May 5. 
The Greenwood Theatrical Agency 



has extended its circuit north to Penn- 
sylvania and as far south as Florida, 
including the majority of states in the 
south proper, playing tabloid com- 
panies exclusively. The south seems 
to have taken the tabs as a permanent 
brand of amusement, and the Atlanta 
agency is routing the shows, generally 
carrying from 10 to 15 people, on a 
blanket contract basis, playing them 
from 15 to 20 weeks. 

The tabs employed in the south are 
required to make three changes weekly. 

Chicago, May 5. 
The Avenue will open May 17 with 
a tabloid policy, playing this style of 
entertainment for five weeks from that 
date. 



CALVE'S RETURN PALACE DATE. 

A return date at the Palace, as the 
headline attraction, will be placed by 
Calve May 17. Other star attractions 
for that house between now and July 
1 are Eva Tanguay, Evelyn Nesbit, 
Franklin and Green and Douglas Fair- 
banks, the latter two turns to feature 
the program the same week. 

A conflict of opinion as to the head- 
liner between Franklin and Green and 
Mr. Fairbanks may result in the latter 
not appearing on the same program 
the Franklin-Green combination will 
head. Each is reported to have dis- 
puted the other is entitled to any simul- 
taneously top or split-top billing. 



ELTINGE WANTED 40,000. 

Julian Eltinge was offered ten weeks 
in vaudeville this summer, six of which 
were to have been played at the Palace. 
New York. The price Eltinge asked 
was $40,000. it is said, for the ten 
weeks. 



WAYBURN'S SHOW POSITIVE. 

It matters not to Ned Wayburn 
whether or no the future bookings at 
the Century can be arranged so 
that theatre will be able to house his 
summer revue without fear of interrup- 
tion. He has definitely made up Lis 
mind he will make a summer produc- 
tion, starting on it immediately after 
"She's In Again" opens at the Gaiety 
May 17. 

Belle Blanche, at present on tour 
with "Hello Broadway," has been en- 
gaged by Mr. Wayburn for the piece, 
which is called "Town Topics." If 
the Century is not available, it is quite 
positive the Wayburn revue will be 
seen at one of ihe Klaw & Erlanger 
houses. 



BROOKLYN FAVORS VAUDEVILLE. 

Brooklyn is without a legitimate at- 
traction this week. Three of its legit 
houses are closed and the other, Broad- 
way, has a stock policy for the sum- 
mer. 

The Brooklyn dailies throughout the 
season have entered complaints of the 
treatment of Brooklyn by the legitimate 
bookers. On the other hand the papers 
have lauded vaudeville and pointed out 
in the articles it is the Keith vaude- 
ville theatres in that borough that are 
supported, owing to the best attractions 
being presented in them. 



TANGO ICE CREAM. 

Los Angeles, May 5. 

Violinsky is through with vaudeville, 
temporarily at least, and has opened a 
tango confectionery on Broadway. 

It is the first time in the history 
of the west a dance permit has been 
issued for an ice cream and refresh- 
ment parlor. It is called "Violinsky's 
Winter Garden." Violinsky also has 
taken over the Chickasaw Hotel.. 



BEN FULLER'S CIRCUIT. 

Chicago, May 5. 

Instructions have been received by 
Roy D. Murphy, the American repre- 
sentative of the Brennan-Fuller Aus- 
tralian circuit, to conduct all future 
business in the name of Ben J. Fuller, 
managing director of the company. 

This tends to the belief that Mr. 
Brennan has actively retired from the 
corporation, although he may retain hi* 
interest in the company. 



NEW LICENSES ISSUED. 

The Department of Licenses Tues- 
day of this week issued the yearly 
licenses for theatres and theatrical 
agencies, the latter including the regu- 
lar list of employment agencies. The 
total amount of taxation in Commis- 
sioner Bell's department for the com- 
ing year amounts to $149,000. This 
amount has three sources: regular the- 
atre, picture house and agency. 

The theatre license is the highest, 
$500. There are 203 of these in the 
city. The picture theatres number 600 
and are taxed $50 each. Employment 
agencies, of which there are 700, pay 
$25 for a license. 

Of the agencies, but 50 are engaged 
in the theatrical business, taxed $25 
each yearly. There were few applica- 
tions from new agencies for a license. 
No protest was entered against any 
renewal. 



STREET CAR CIRCUIT. 

Davenport, la., May 5. 
The Davenport Theatre Co., control- 
ing the Burtis, Davenport, Illinois, 
Rock Island, Moline, Moline and the 
Grand, Muskatine, la., has arranged a 
new system to supply their houses with 
attractions, directing the entire book- 
ing from a central point. The string is 
connected by street car service and 
will hereafter be supervised by Fred B. 
Powelson from Davenport. 



WOULDNT STAND FOR CUT. 

Three of the members of "The Sin- 
ners" at the Playhouse have handed in 
their notices rather than stand for a 
cut in salaries. William A. Brady in- 
formed the members of the company 
Saturday they would have to consent 
to taking a summer salary if they 
cared to continue with the production. 
As a result of this information, Charles 
Richman, Emma Dunn and Norman 
Trevor handed in their notices. They 
will be replaced by Benedict Mac- 
Quarric, Jean Adair and James Dun- 
can. 

Alice Brady will also leave the com- 
pany and join the Gilbert 8c Sullivan 
Opera Co., replacing Natalie Alt. 
Helen Meinken will take Miss Brady's 
role in "Sinners." 

If you don't advartUe In VARIETY, 
don't advartlaa. 



CABLES 



"WATCH YOUR STEP" CLOSES HERE 
OPENS SUCCESSFULLY IN LONDON 



Charles Dillingham Posts Notice of Closing This Saturday for 
Amsterdam Theatre Production, After Tilt with Mrs. Ver- 
non Castle. London "Step" Piece Tremendous Hit. 



As the London production of "Watch 
Your Step" was being presented for 
the first time in London Tuesday night, 
Charles Dillingham, owner of the show, 
at the Amsterdam theatre, New York, 
posted a notice to the effect it would 
close there tomorrow (Saturday), one 
week ahead of the expected date. 

The suddenness of Mr. Dillingham s 
decision is said to have been brought 
about through an evident desire on 
the part of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle, 
the stars of the piece, to do as they 
pleased while on the stage. Monday 
night Mr. Dillingham is reported hav- 
ing watched the performance, noting 
the Castles "cut" their whirlwind dance 
at the finale of the third act. He 
remonstrated with them Tuesday night, 
the story says, when Mrs. Castle, with 
a patronizing air, remarked Mr. Dilling- 
ham need not worry, they would re- 
main with the show until its closing 
date, May 15. Dillingham "sotto 
voced" that there wouldn't be any 
May 15 closing date, posting the notice 
immediately. 

It is said the Castles are under a con- 
tract to Dillingham that could include 
next season, when the "Watch Your 
Step" show will take to the road, but 

it is not known whether the dancers 
will then be with the production. 

London, May 5. 

"Watch Your Step" opened at the 
Empire, under the direction of Alfred 
Butt, Monday, May 3, and scored a 
tremendous hit. The stage direction 
and ensembles are excellent. 

Song hits went over as expected, but 
ran second in comparison to the pro- 
duction. The "Minstrel Parade" num- 
ber did the biggest, with "Simple Mel- 
ody" earning second of the Irving 
Berlin honors. Other songs to win 
individual honors included "Lead Me 
to Love" and "When I Discovered 
You." 

Ethel Levey, George Graves and Joe 
Coyne gave an excellent performance, 
and Lupino Lane corralled exceptional 
applause for li is acrobatic comedy. 

The production is magnificent in 
every particular. 

A number of Americans present 
offered the information the London 
production introduces the first act of 
the original book as the second act 
here, with new scenes introduced and 
the part essayed by Graves somewhat 
built up to meet the English require- 
ments. 

The local papers were unanimous in 



their praise of the Dillingham produc- 
tion, every single paper giving the 
piece an excellent notice. 



TREE'S PIECE FAILS. 

London, May 5. 

Sir Herbert Tree's latest production, 
'The Right to Kill," opened at His 
Majesty's theatre last night. While it 
contained a display of attractive scen- 
ery, the piece is generally marked as 
a failure. 

The principals, in addition to Sir 
Herbert, include Arthur Bourchier, 
Harcourt Williams, Edmund Maurice, 
H. A. Saintsbury, Julian Cross, Henry 
Vyatt and Irene Vanbrugh. 



"SPOONFULS" GUARANTEED. 

London, May 5. 

"Three Spoonfuls" will remain at the 
Criterion at least for six weeks, the 
production owners having guaranteed 
the house management the rental for 
that period. Following the Criterion 
engagement the piece will either be 
converted into a revue or condensed 
into a sketch. 

Oswald Stoll holds the controlling 
interests in the production which prac- 
tically guarantees a route over the 
Moss-Stoll tour should it be definitely 
decided to rearrange it for vaudeville. 



Gaiety Piece Does Fairly. 

London, May 5. 
"Tonight's the Night" opened at the 
Gaiety April 28, and did fairly well. 



Evelyn Dalroy Dead. 

London, May 5. 
Evelyn Dalroy, well known on this 
side, died April 29 after a brief illness 
with appendicitis. 

If you don't ooVorttoo to VARIETY. 
i»t 



THERE IS ONLY ONE REASON 

WHY MANAGERS TOP THEIR BILLS WITH 

HOWARD BROS. 

BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY HAVE A 

GOOD ARTICLE AND KNOW IT PAYS TO 

ADVERTISE 




"ON TRIAL" BIG HIT. 

London, May 5. 

"On Trial" opened at the Lyric 
April 29 and scored a tremendous suc- 
cess. The principals handling the roles 
of defendant, defendant's wife and the 
child were the only competent mem- 
bers of the cast, the others being un- 
usually poor, although their presence 
failed to interfere with the exceptional 
hit. 

The premier performance was 
somewhat bolstered up through the 
presence and efforts of an active 
"clacque," although in this particular 
instance such means were superfluous 
for the piece went over on its merits. 

Grossmith & Laurillard, who have 
the English rights, have announced the 
name of Felix Edwardes as the pro* 
ducer of the piece on their advertising, 
making no mention of the author. The 
author's name is Elmer. Keitenstein. 
It is likely the reason for the omission 
was the fear of courting antagonism by 
announcing a play by an author with a 
German name. 



STOLL BOOKING AMERICANS. 

London, May 5. 

Even Oswald Stoll has the fever. 
Ever since the severance of the Moss 
& Stoll Circuit, it has been the general 
policy of Stoll to refrain as far as pos- 
sible from booking American acts di- 
rect from their native heath, but to 
let the other circuits import and play 
them first, on the general principle 
that, after playing for others they 
would he willing to accept a reduction 
in salary for additional English dates 
before returning home, and, if success- 
ful, would be worth even more to Stoll 
through local prestige. 

Now, however, it is understood that 
Stoll has listened to the call for the 
American artist, and it is reported he 
has booked a number of acts from the 
States for his houses in the immediate 
future. 



JAMES BROPHY STRICKEN. 

London, May 5. 
James Brophy who arrived here re- 
cently on the St. Louis to assume a 
part in "A Regular Business Man" next 
Monday, suffered a paralytic stroke this 
week. 



Pilcer-Gerard's Apache Sketch. 

London, May 5. 

Harry Pilcer and Teddy Gerard 
staged a new melodramatic sketch at 
the Pavilion, Monday, with songs and 
dances, the latter resembling the var- 
ious "Apache" dances, but refined to 
some extent through the use of evening 
clothes. 

This week Harry Pilcer added more 
dancing to his sketch, at the request 
of the managers, who claim the public 
expect it of him. 



M. S. BENTHAM 

(Sole Rep.) 



Girl with Pure Male Tenor Voice. 

London. May 5. 
Kittie Ross, appearing with the How- 
ard Bros.' Operatic Revue, is complet- 
ing a two-year vocal course under the 
noted English instructor, J. Newburn 
Lcvien, who claims she is the only 
woman be has ever heard possessing 
a purf male tenor voice. 



SAILINGS. 

Reported through Paul Tausig & 
Son, 104 East Nth Street, New York: 

May 7, Edyth Latimer (Pennsyl- 
vania). 

May 8, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hast, 
Claude Roode, Moon and Morris, De- 
Lesso Troupe, Jackie Marks (Phil- 
adelphia). 

London, May 5. 
May 10 (for South Africa), Ray- 
mond Trio, Warsaw Bros., Yentoy 
Bros., Arthur Slater (Saxon). 



BARNES LEADING WOODS' PIECE* 

The Max Marcin farce, "I Want 
Money," being produced by A. H. 
Woods, will go into rehearsal next 
week. The orening will take place at 
Atlantic City oil May 31. 

T. Roy Barnes will play the lead. 
Among the others engaged is Janet 
Dunbar. 



C. & H. PRODUCTION. 

"The House of Glass," by Max 
Marcin, will be placed in rehearsal by 
Cohan & Harris May 25, and will open 
in Atlantic City June 14. The piece 
will not be brought into New York 
i.ntil next season. 



HIP TRANSFER OFF. 

London, May 5. 
The negotiations pending for the 
transfer of the new Hippodrome re- 
vue, "Push and Go," to the Drury Lane 
were called off this week because Al- 
fred de Courville feared the bottom 
might suddenly drop out of the pres- 
ent Hip entertainment and he would 
be caught without an attraction. The 
present business at the Hip continues 
big. 



Coming Home for a Visit 

London, May 5. 
James Waters and Nick Adams will 
sail for the states on the St. Paul, 
leaving here May 8, but have arranged 
to return in time to participate in the 
reopening of "Potash & Perlmuttcr," 
scheduled for July 26. 



Wollheim, Ltd., Changes Name. 

London, April 21. 
The agency which has been operat- 
ing under the name of Wollheim, Ltd., 
and which now has for its booking 
manager Percy Reiss is about to 
change its name to the I. V. A. The 
initials represent the words Inter- 
national Vaudeville Agency. 



Creditors Petition Against Hicks. 

London, May 5. 
A creditors' petition has been filed 
against Seymour Hicks. Hicks booked 
"Broadway Jones" for Dublin to open 
May 24 which indicates an intention to 
close "Wild Thyme" sooner than ex- 
pected. 



Alice Lloyd's Route Extended. 

An extension of her season in vaude- 
ville has been agreed to by Alice Lloyd. 
She will appear at the Temple, De- 
troit, next week, playing the Temple, 
Rochester, May 17, and Keith's, Wash- 
ington, May 24, the latter date causing 
the cancellation of her passage engaged 
on the Lusitania sailing May 29. . 



VAUDEVILLE 



INITIAL BOOKING MEETING CALLS 
ARMY OF AGENTS HERE MAY 12 



United Booking Offices will Assemble All of Its "Big Time" 

Managers in New York Next Wednesday to "Lay Out" 

Next Season's Routes — To Discuss Acts. 



The first call of the summer for a 
booking meeting of the big time man- 
agers of the United Booking Offices 
was issued Monday, when next 
Wednesday, May 12, was set for the 
gathering. 

At that time the managers will start 
canvassing the lists of available acts, 
and in the customary manner "lay out 
time" for next season. There have been 
reports during the past month very 
little routing might be attempted by 
the big time during the hot weather, 
bills' bookers holding back on their fall 
programs until close to Labor Day. 
The notification of a booking meeting 
appears to dispel these rumors. 



LIBERAL MINISTER. 

Cincinnati, May 5. 

At a meeting of the Methodist Min- 
isters' Association here the Rev. M. A. 
Farr, a local clergyman, advocated 
rescinding rules against theatre going, 
dancing and card playing. 

The good man in giving his views did 
not want it to be stated that he was in 
favor of any of these things but he 
thought that in order to bring people 
to church more regularly it would be 
advisable to do away with rules forbid- 
ding these pleasures. 



MOLLY FULLER'S LIVING REVIVAL 

Reviving herself in tights is the pleas- 
ant, daring and successful feat accom- 
plished by Molly Fuller :n the new act 
written by Junie McCree, in which she 
and her husband, Fred Hallen, are ap- 
pearing. It is aptly termed "The Cor- 
ridor of Time." In it Miss Fuller again 
displays her figure encased in fleshings, 
as she did 26 years ago, when creating 
the role of Gabriel in E. E. Rice's 
"Evangeline." 

Miss Fuller has probably established 
a unique theatrical record in conform- 
ing to the outline of their skit in "one" 
that goes backward, to the days when 
she was a veritable "chicken" and her 
husband was then of the famous team 
of Hallen and Hart. Mr. Hallen like- 
wise redresses himself as he did then. 

The present Hallen and Fuller turn is 
altogether away from their previous 
vaudeville vehicles. The couple were 
among the earliest and best liked of 
variety sketchists, but have eschewed 
all "story plays" for an out and out 
vaudeville number. In doing so they 
probably received the most remarkable 
recommendation from a house manager 
ever given an act. Lewis R. Golding, 
manager at Proctor's, Newark, an- 
swered Mr. Hallcn's request for at. 
opinion on the turn, as presented in 
Golding's house, by writing a ictler. t!ic 
first line reading, **Fi" in nnytning you 



like," leaving half the page blank for 
Mr. Hallen to do so, if he wished. 

Mr. Hallen and Miss Fuller, after 
playing a few dates about to have the 
act running smoothly, open at Keith's 
Orpheum, Brooklyn, next week, for the 
big-time showing. 



NO MORE SIOUX CITY. 

The Orpheum Circuit through Mar- 
tin Beck has decreed there will be no 
more Orpheum vaudeville in Sioux 
City, after the regular season shortly 
ends there. 

Sioux City doesn't patronize its big 

time vaudeville liberally enough to 
warrant the Orpheum people continu- 
ing that policy in the Iowa town at a 
loss. 

The local Orpheum has had but two 
winning weeks this season, although 
Sioux City has been the Orpheum's 
biggest "cut salary" town. The bills 
have cost the Orpheum about $1,700 
weekly under the "cut" scale. At the 
regular salary of the artists, they would 
have reached $3,000. Often the Sioux 
City gross for the week did not reach 
the expense of the program. 

Other cities on the Orpheum line ol 
travel are reported nearly as bad for 
the management. Mr. Beck's decision 
to close the Sioux house was reached 
when he had concluded it would be pre- 
ferable to stop the big time policy 
there than to ask acts to further cut 
for that city. 

The Orpheum, Sioux City, may be 
booked out of the Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association offices in Chi- 
cago, commencing next season, with a 
different grade of show. 



HAMMERSTEIN'S FINISH. 

Monday morning workmen started 

ripping out the seats at Hammerstein's 

Victoria at 7th avenue and 42nd street, 

preparatory to the alterations on the 

theatre, that will increase the seating 
capacity, besides including stores along 
the front. 

The Sunday night performance mark- 
ing the ending of the house's consecu- 
tive long run as a vaudeville theatre 
drew a large crowd. A minstrel first 
part was improvised, with Frank Fo- 
garty, interlocutor. Mr. Fogarty made 
a brief address, alluding to Oscar Ham- 
merstein, who sat in an upper box. 
The reference was uproariously cheered. 



Stock at L.-xington O. H. 
After this week the pop vaudeville 
policy at the Lexington Avenue opera 
house will be discontinued for the sum- 
mer season, a stock company taking the 
stage for over t • hot spell. 

If you <Wt alJvrtUt in VARIETY, 

rf'i t advertise. 



IN AND OUT. 

The Three Hickey Brothers could not 
open at Cincinnati Monday, owing to 
illness of one of the members. Will- 
ing, Bentley and Willing, a western act, 
got the open spot. 

The Courtney Sisters replaced Mack 
and Walker at the Temple, Rochester, 
this week. Nella Walker reported ill. 

Steele and Burton were closed after 
showing at the Avenue, Chicago, Mon- 
day. Lorenz and Swor took the place. 



"RE-MADE AT THE GARDEN." 

The "Maid in America" production is 
still being re-made at the Garden. 
Coogan and Cox are the latest arrivals. 
They were preceded last week by Billy 
Gould and Texas Guinan, who succeed- 
ed Harry Carroll and Helen Rook. 
Miss Rook opened at the Palace, New 
York, as a single act in vaudeville, and 
Mr. Carroll will shortly appear there 
in the same sort of a turn. 

Tl e 'Maid in America" show is 
bound for Chicago the latter end of the 
month. It will arrive there totally dif- 
ferent in personnel almost from its New 
York opening. Among others to re- 
main behind when the show starts west 
are Harry Fox and Jennie Dolly. 

Frances Demarest has been engaged 
for the new Garden show. 



TANGUAY-NESBIT CANCEL. 

The United Booking Offices received 
two notices of cancellation this week, 
one from Eva Tanguay, who notified 
the agency she did not care to con- 
tinue her season beyond the Orpheum, 
Brooklyn, engagement next week. 
Miss Tanguay was booked for Buffalo 
and Chicago, following the Brooklyn 
date. This week Miss Tanguay is at 
the Grand opera house, Pittsburgh. 
She has been in receipt lately of some 
very huge offers to pose in feature pic- 
tures. 

The cancellation for Miss Nesbit 
was for the Brighton theatre. Miss 
Nesbit said that until playing San 
Francisco during the summer, she did 
not care to again appear owing to her 
recent indisposition. 



THEATRE FOR POST OFFICE. 

The Columbia theatre, Brooklyn, was 
vacated by the Loew Circuit May 1, the 
Government having bought the site as 
an addition for the Brooklyn Post- 
office. ' 

Ernie Williams, of the Loew offices, 
had been placing the "try-out" turns for 
the Circuit at the Columbia. This week 
he is using the Ave. B house for that 
purpose. 



MUSICAL CONVENTION NEXT WEEK 

San Francisco, May 5. 
The stage is all set for the conven- 
tion of the American Federation of 
Musicians of the United States and 
Canada, which convenes here next 
week. 

President Charles C. Shay, of the In- 
ternational Alliance of Theatrical Stage 
Employees, and Ligon Johnson, at- 
torney for the United Managers' 
Theatrical Association, are en route to 
San Francisco to attend the conven- 
tion, 



HOUSES CLOSING. 

The Keith theatres at Indianapolis, 
Cincinnati and Louisville will close 
their regular big-time vaudeville sea- 
son May 22, opening the following day 
with pop vaudeville, Indianapolis and 
Louisville playing a bill of five acts 
with pictures, and Cincinnati using 
seven acts. The vaudeville will be 
booked by Bill Delaney in the Family 
Department of the United Booking 
Offices. The Hippodrome, Cleveland, 
will also start with pop vaudeville about 
the same time. Keith's, Toledo, will 
play feature films only over the sum- 
mer. 

Keith's Prospect, Brooklyn, will 
close May 23, and the same day will 
mark the end of the season for 'the 
Orpheum, Brooklyn, which has had its 
closing postponed one week. The 
Bushwick, Brooklyn, will remain open 
indefinitely. 

Keith's, Syracuse, N. Y., closed last 
Saturday, a week ahead of the arranged 
date. 

Keith's, Columbus, will abandon its 
big-time vaudeville policy for the sum- 
mer season on May 15. Keith's, To- 
ledo, will stop May 22. 

The Orpheum, Memphis, stops this 
Saturday, and the Orpheum, New Or- 
leans, May 15. 

Shea's, Toronto, ends its season May 
15. No closing date has yet been set 
for Shea's, Buffalo. Keith's, Lowell, 
closes this Saturday. 

The Columbia, Davenport, la., will 
close May 23. The American, same / 
city, closed a stock season of 35 weeks 
last Sunday. 

The Princess, St. Louis, and Miles, 
Pittsburgh (both booked by Loew) 
closed May 1. 

The Shubcrts, Rochester, now play- 
ing a Loew road show weekly, will 
close May 15. Locw's, Toronto, is to 
be an all-summer house. The Hippo- 
drome, Youngstown, O., also Loew- 
booked, stops its season Saturday. 

Poli's Bijou, New Haven, opens with 
pictures only next week, closing its 
vaudeville season this Saturday. 

The Sunday vaudeville shows at the 
Columbia, New York, and Bronx 
opera house have been discontinued 
for the summer. The Winter Garden 
Sunday night performances will stop in 
another week or so. 

The Frank Thielen circuit of vaude- 
ville house.'} through Illinois, booked 
by the Western Vaudeville Manager's 
Association have closcJ for the sum- 
mer season. The American, Chicago, 
closes May 16. 



MRS. FISKE PASSED IT UP. 

When Mrs. Fiske did not appear in 
vaudeville, as expveted, it was said she 
could not agree with the managers over 
an immediate route, the actress asking 
for several consecutive dates that could 
not be conveniently placed so late in 
the season. Her debut has been con- 
sequently adjourned until the fall, at her 
pleasure, if no ambitious looking play 
reveals itself meanwhile. 

However, as Mrs Fiske was to have 
used the playlet. "Spoils of War" (with 
Blanche Walsh) at the Palace this 
week, it is not unljkely there's another 
reason for the postponement. 



VAUDEVILLE 



CONSIDINE DUE HERE NEXT WEEK 
TO UNRAVEL CIRCUIT TANGLE 



Big Vaudeville Manager, After Delayed Arrival, Is Scheduled 

to Reach New York Next Tuesday. Future of Western 

Circuit To Be Settled. How S.-C. Stock Percentage 

Stands. 



The delayed arrival of John W. Con- 
sidine in New York has held up plans 
in connection with the relinquishing or 
retention of the Sullivan-Considine 
theatres by the Loew Circuit, which 
is the present' operator of the western 
chain. 

While no one doubts but that these 
houses are going to leave the Loew 
possession, the exact manner and date 
remain problematical. 

Marcus Loew and his immediate as- 
sociates in the Loew Circuit hold but 
29 per cent, of the former Sullivan- 
Considine Circuit. The late M. Op- 
penheimer in the northwest represented 
28 per cent, with the remainder dis- 
tributed among individual holders. 

At the Loew office this week it was 
stated the Jones, Linick & Schaeffer 
houses in the middle west and the 
Miles theatres, would remain with the 
Loew booking agency, regardless of 
the disposition of the S.-C. theatres. 

Mr. Considine left Seattle Thursday 
and is due in New York Tuesday morn- 
ing. During his stay Aaron Jones, of 
the Chicago firm, will probably be here. 

The Loew Circuit sent two road 
shows out this week, to open on the 
western time Monday, one at Minne- 
apolis and the other at St. Paul. The 
Minneapolis bill has Shaw and Lee, 
Elizabeth Cutty, "Everybody," Geo. 
Yeoman, Belleclair Bros. At St. Paul 
the program will be Elmina, Greenley 
and Drayton, Mr. and Mrs. Le Coste, 
Lew Wells, La Titcomb. 



WILLARD'S ENGLISH TERMS. 

London, May 5. 
Jess Willard. the champ, has been 
submitted to the English musical hall 
managers, his representatives asking 
$4,000 for the pugilist himself and $2,500 
weekly for the pictures of the Willard- 
Johnson fight. Up to date no engage- 
ment at either figure has been reported. 

L. Lawrence Weber in New York, 
who is interested with H. H. Frazee 
in the management of Willard and the 
circulation of the fight pictures, said no 
such terms as mentioned in the cable 
had been proposed to London man- 
arers upon their authorization. 

Eddie Weil, representing the Will- 
ard management will leave to-morrow 
on the Philadelphia, to look after the 
placing of the Willard-Johnson fight 
film in Europe. 

A decision was expected yesterday 
on the application before the U. S. Dis- 
trict Court for an injunction against 
the Government interfering with the 
imnortation of the film to this country. 

Variety's report last, week that 
Willard had engaeed to appear with 
the "101 Ranch Wild West" at $1,000 



daily, opening at Minneapolis Monday, 
was confirmed this week. 

It was reported about early this week 
Willard might engage in a boxing ex- 
hibition of ten rounds in New York, 
Labor Day, meeting the winner of the 
Coffey-Reich niatch at Madison Squat e 
Garden Wednesday night. 



"BEATS" ALIMONY CLAIM. 

"Alimony" will be side-stepped by 
Arthur J. Horwitz. through a dismissal 
by Supreme Court Justice Weeks of the 
application for $100 weekly and $500 
counsel fee, made by his wife. 

Horwitz "heat" the alimony demand 
upon his attorney presenting to the 
court evidence that when the Hor- 
witz' married Feb. 24, 1914, Mrs. Hor- 
witz was the legal wife of John H. 
Pope, of Atlanta, she not securing her 
final decree of divorce from him until 
May 26, 1914. in Jacksonville. 

Horwitz says he has instructed his 
lawyer, Monroe H. Goldstein, to sue 
for an annulment of his marriage, upon 
the same grounds. It was his second 
marriage, and his wife's third. H. J. 
A Fred Goldsmith, attorneys for Mrs. 
Horwitz. pleaded their client had 
married Horwitz in good faith, and in 
ignorance that she had violated any 
law. Justice Weeks remarked that a 
woman of 25 who had married three 
times, should be well up on marriage. 

Mrs. Horwitz is professionally 
known as Edythe Livingston, and has 
appeared in vaudeville, where her hus- 
band is an agent. 



HENDERSON'S FIRST SHOW. 

The initial big time vaudeville pro- 
gram for Henderson's, Coney Island, 
commencing May 17, has been gathered 
by Carleton Hoagland. who books the 
house from his desk in the United 
Rooking Offices. 

The program will run (with the 
openinqr turn yet to be filled in) as 
follows: Weston and Leon, Meyakos 
Sisters. Keno and Green. White Hus- 
sars, Harry Lester Mason. Ra?ah. Ly- 
dell. Goodrich and Lydell. Sylvia Loyal. 



LOEWS OPEN ALL SUMMER. 

The eastern end of the Loew Circuit 
will remain open throughout the sum- 
mer, with the present policy in each 
house, according to the intention of the 
Loew people, thouerh decided weather 
conditions mav cause a change. 



Morton Jewell Troune Dissolving. 

Chtrago, May 5. 
The Morton Jewell Troupe may dis- 
solve. A couple in the act arc retiring 
from the stage and a two-act will prob- 
ably be the outcome of the split. 



MODEL'S $211,000 SUIT. 

A suit for $20,000 damages was be- 
gun this week against the United 
Booking Offices by Audrey Munson, 
the Panama-Pacific model, who al- 
leges the U. a. O. used hex photos out- 
side of its theatres to advertise "The 
Fashion Show" after she had ceased to 
be a member of that act. 

Miss Munson was reported to have 
received $100 weekly in the "Fashion 
Show" when at the Palace, New York. 
It was said the girl asked for $400 
weekly after that engagement, refus- 
ing to appear with the turn during the 
following week at the Orpheum, 
Brooklyn. 

If the case reaches trial, among the 
exhibits for the defense will be several 
of Miss Munson's photos placed by 
her with Walter J. Kingsley, the U. B. 
O.'s general press representative. 
Among them is a photograph of Miss 
Munson, while reclining on a sofa, en- 
tirely nude. 



HOMELIEST VAUDEVILLE ACTOR. 

Senator Francis Murphy and Kitty 
Parker are to be married tomorrow 
(Saturday) in New York. The Sen- 
ator, who is the homeliest actor in 
vaudeville, was to have married Miss 
Parker, who is the prettiest girl in bur- 
lesque, last week, but the holidays 
which fell this week interfered with 
the ceremony. 



AGENTS ON VACATION. 

Chicago, May 5. 

Tommy Burchill, of the Western 
Vaudeville Managers' Association, will 
leave that agency this week on a three 
months' leave of absence which will 
include his vacation period. Last sea- 
son the Association executives inaugu- 
rated a new vacation rule, the men 
being "furloughed" for an extended 
time without salaries. This summer 
the same rule will probably be em- 
ployed. 

The usual mid-summer rumors anent 
the resignation of. Kerry Meagher are 
being actively circulated, although no 
reliable information is forthcoming. 



DUKE CROSS ALONE. 

Chicago, May 5. 
Cross and Josephine will not appear 
as a team next season. Miss Josephine 
through ill health intends to retire 
from the stage for a year, and Duke 
Cross will become a single act. The 
decision was reached last week while 
the couple were at the Majestic. 



MI&S LEITZEL'S DIVORCE. 

Chicago, May 5. 
Miss Leitzel, the aerialist in the 
Ringling Bros, circus, obtained a de- 
cree of divorce from her husband, 
Alex., who is Nana's dancing partner. 
The couple were married about three 
years ago. 



TWO-ACT SEPARATION. 

Chicago, May 5. 
White and King have separated. 
Al B. White will be a single. King 
was of Stepp, Mehlinger an <J Xing. 



OBITUARY. 

C. B. Hill a member of the Four 
Musical Luciers, died April 17 at the 
Homeopathic Hospital, Boston. He 
was in his 30th year and is survived by 
a wife, Rose Lucier. 

Edwin Bliss, the novelist, died sud- 
denly at the Vanderbilt Hotel, New 
York, April 14. He was 36 years of 
age. 



Monte Thompson, a New England 
producer, died April 13 in Boston after 
an illness lasting six months. His 
body was remoxed to Texarkana, Ark., 
for interment. 



Chicago, May 5. 
James McGee, of the dancing team 
of McGee and Reece, died in this city 
April 29. 



James F. Carmody, known in vaude- 
ville as James Casey (Casey and Le 
Clair) died April 28 of cancer at the 
St. Rose Home for Incurables. His 
widow is professionally known as Mag- 
gie Le Clair. 

Clarence Engel died suddenly in Jer- 
sey City April 24. He was a young 
man and a pianist well known around 
the publishing houses. 



In Affectionate Memory of 

$. & e%epmour 

W. R. A. U. No. 8309 

Died May 4, 1915. 

Our sincere sympathy is ex- 
tended to his family 
and relatives 

White Rats Actors' Union 



Anna Driver (Mrs. Ward Caulfield, of 
Caulfield and Driver) died of heart 
failure April 28, while her husband, who 
had left her in the best of health, ap- 
parently a few moments before, had 
gone out, he returning in about 20 min- 
utes to find his wife dead. 

Minnie Fayeth, the singer, died 
April 27 in Albany, after a lingering 
illness. 



Lynn, Mass., May 5. 

Gertrude E. Purcell, known in cabaret 
circles as "Gertie," died at Hillside 
Hospital, Dorchester, at the age of 23. 
Her dying declaration involved Dr. 
Frank S. Parsons, 52 years old, of 367 
Adams street, Dorchester, whose ar- 
rest followed. Court proceedings are 
still pending. 

Harry Seymour of Seymour's Happy 
Family of trained dogs, died May 4 at 
the Jones Memorial Hospital in James- 
town, N. Y. He was 39 years of age 
and is survived by a wife, Bessie 
Seymour. 



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VAfctBTY 



CABARETS 



WITH THE WOMEN 



Rector's put on its revue Monday 
night. No programs were distributed 
and no name given to the dancing floor 
production. It's just as well, for the 
diners called it right before the first 
part finished, while if any of the prin- 
cipals are still there, Paul Salvain must 
be away on a vacation. Mr. Salvain, 
however, is not wholly responsible. He 
only pays the salary, $1,000 a week, they 
say. That's like the "For $2 you should 
have a doctor with a high hat" thing. 
At $1,000 a restaurant is entitled to a 
show, but Rector's hasn't one. It's 
the poorest excuse for a revue given 
in any first class restaurant in New 
York. The principals are the confiden- 
tial kind — they are the only ones who 
have any idea what they are doing or 
trying to do. A couple of secret duets 
were enough to become a laughing riot. 
Rector's has a fair sized floor. With 
the singers on the opposite side, it 
sounded as though they were singing 
through the long distance 'phone from 
Frisco. And the staging was no bet- 
ter, the most ordinary of stepping by 
the best looking all around aggregation 
of 12 chorus girls in any of the free 
shows. The only points of commenda- 
tion the Rector revue has are the drees- 
ing^and the choristers' looks. The pro- 
duction was made by Percy Elkeles, 
Lea Herrick and Julian Alfred, the lat- 
ter the stacer. Frank Moulan and Rose 
La Hart had' been announced as the 
principals, but they did not appear. 
Leading the mob were Roland Bot- 
tomley, Dorothy Quinnette, Minerva 
Courtney and Eddie Morris. Then 
there was a dancing violinist, one Al- 
bert, who was funny if he didn't know 
it, and did a Marathon on the instru- 
ment that grew as tiresome as it was 
badly executed. The excuse by the pro- 
ducers was the piece had been present- 
ed before ready, which is no excuse, 
since it was presented. It's hard to 
believe the same trio who put over 
the hit at Maxim's could do such a flop 
at Rector's. Rector's may survive but 
the old place will never look the same. 



Nothing new developed this week 
upon the show entertainment contro- 
versy arising from the theatre man- 
agers and producers making a strenu- 
ous objection against the restaurants 
and cafes to their nightly operation to 
the Commissioner of Licenses, George 
H. Bell. It's understood that Com- 
missioner Bell has taken the matter up 
and will endeavor to reaeh an amicable 
agreement between the restaurant and 
cafe managers and the theatre men. 
The hotels and restaurants have al- 
ready filed a counter-complaint against 
the proposed modification of the mid- 
night shows and revues, and while they 
agree to comply with the law in every 
instance and do anything reasonable 
they assert their entertainment is es- 
sential for the enjoyment of their pa- 
trons. It's their belief that the hotel- 
cafe shows are of a benefit to the thea- 
tres in that they have been instru- 
mental in bringing people down to the 
theatre zone. The Sur.ilay papers car- 



ried considerable comment upon the 
controversy and one printed a long 
personal statement by H. R. Mallow, 
manager of Wallick's. Information at 
the Commissioner's office Wednesday 
elicited that Commissioner Bell has the 
proposed theatrical license for hotels 
and restaurants under advisement, but 
no definite action has been announced. 
As Attorney Ligon Johnson is on the 
coast on business for the Managers' 
Theatrical Association nothing will 
likely develop until his return around 
June 1. 

Frank Holly, Jr., of the Holly Arms, 
Long Island, wishes it put on the rec- 
ord he has not been married and still 
remains in the old place. Mr. Holly is 
uncertain whether he was married on 
a post-card by some friends or him- 
self. It looks as though Frank want- 
ed to find out how many girls would 
write him protesting against the mar- 
riage. He found out None wrote. 

Harry Delson, now heading a list of 
principals at the 'Alamo, on 125th 
street, has signed for the summer sea- 
son to entertain at Kelly's Cabaret, 
Coney Island. Delson recently re- 
turned from Canada where he under- 
went a rest cure for nervousness, the 
cure netting him 30 pounds of aver- 
dupois. 

The Strand Roof last week held an 
interborough dance contest which 
ended with a team representing Brook- 
lyn (Harold Wykoff and Gertrude 
Elliott) winning the gold cup. The 
judges were Maurice, Elsie De Wolf 
and one of the Vanderbilts. 

Friday night next week the Amster- 
dam Roof will be closed to the general 
public. The officers of the fleet have 
taken the house for the night to enter- 
tain the vice-presidents of the South 
American republics who will be their 
guests. 

Edward E. Pidgeon has placid Ernest 
Evans under contract and is framing 
a new songless revue for the dancer 
which is to open the season at the 
Shelbourne, Brighton Beach. There will 
be a dozen girls and four principals in 
the show. 

Chicago May 5. 
The Planters Cafe will be the first in 
the local field with a production alike 
to those at present running in the New 
York cabarets. The stage at the Plan- 
ters is being enlarged and Charles H. 
Hall, the manager, leaves shortly for 
New York for a tour of inspection as 
to how they do those things in a big 
city. 

Chicago, May 5. 
The College Inn is the latest place 
figured on for a midnight revue. The 
Inn has been holding ice-skating car- 
nivals with dancing as an attraction, 
but may replace them with the New 
York style of entertainment. 



After a winter of blood-curdling war 
stories and overheated drama, comes 
the springtime of re-action. Anything 
young, fresh, wholesome, suggestive of 
a less complicated existence, is wel- 
comed with open hearts and applaud- 
ing hands. Applying these semi- 
poetical statements to vaudeville in 
general and the week's show at the 
Palace in particular, it means this: 
Every act that has gotten across suc- 
cessfully in these days of hardened 
vaudeville fans has necessarily been a 
little more intense than a similar act 
of the season before — more intensely 

funny, more intensely exciting. Now a 
new element rises with the mercury in 
the thermometer — youth and ingenuity, 
artistically portrayed. There is Helen 
Rook, for example, who caught the 
house the moment she stepped from 
the wings and smiled a genuinely 
friendly smile. Miss Rook has not yet 
adopted the professional smile that 
goes on and off with the make-up, and 
is quite as much on the surface; let's 
hope she never does. She sang a few 
songs very prettily, without undue 
voice strain or unneeded gestures, and 
she dressed to heighten the effect of 
youth and ingenuousness. Her frock 
was quite like a French court lady's in 
the days of the Empire — baby blue 
satin, the whole full short skirt looped 
with pink roses, and covered with an 
overskirt of silvery white maline that 
suggested sea foam. Loops of rhine- 
stones over the arms gave a pretty 
touch, and a curl of hair down her back 
added to the youthful effect. Then 
there was Ida Fuller's Classic Revue — 
though why the word classic no one 
knows, for most of the steps were quite 
the sort any good set of dancers in any 
musical comedy would use. The cos- 
tumes, of course, were the looped-up 
style one sees in Greek sculpture, and 
the dancing was done barefoot. Some- 
where in the midst of this classic bac- 
chanalia danced a gypsy who might 
have stepped from the cast of "Car- 
men," then a dancer of no special period 
and finally a Prince Charming from a 
fairy tale book, in pre-Elizabethan 
attire. Rather a hodge-podge of time 
and country, this, but not bad as a 
spectacle, if one doesn't mind taking 
one's history mixed. With no inten- 
tion of making a pun, the Prince 
Charming was worthy of the title, in 
short blue silk trunks, a cloak of glit- 
tering sequins, cap and feather — and 
no silk stockings at all! Proof of the 
statement that a lack of staginess is 
welcomed in vaudeville these days, 
these little dancers used the color in 
the make-up very lightly, remember- 
ing that youth is naturally delicately 
tinted; and so they heightened their 
good looks, instead of coarsening them, 
as so many do. Fritzi Scheff in some 
of her old and some new songs was 
another star attraction. She wore a 
fairly effective costume of golden 
brown satin, embroidered in circles of 
rhinestoncs, the sleeves and the skirt 
edged with hands of fur. Bronze slip- 
pers and a brown hat tilted to the side 



and trimmed with goura completed the 
effect. Blanche Walsh as the General's 
wife in another^jM&playlet wore a 
simple afternodp^RR of "changeant" 
taffeta, the fulT skirt made on a yoke 
that dipped in deep points over each 
hip; the waist softened by a lace fichu. 



Had a woman gone to Keith's Pros- 
pect theatre, Brooklyn, with the idea 
of seeing new fashions in gowns, only 
two acts would have attracted her — 
Byal and Early, and 'The Red Heads." 
And at that she would not have gained 
much sartorial inspiration. To be sure, 
Dora Early dresses unusually well, and 
made a really effective entrance in a 
panne velvet opera cloak covered with 
a design of roses in rich colors and 
banded and trimmed with long, silky 
monkey fur, with which went a head- 
dress of Paradise. Her dress was 
simply ruffles and ruffles of chiffon of 
true Irish green, relieved by a silver 
girdle. It is not the sort of dress any 
other slender woman could copy and 
wear, for it has its neck low and its 
sleeves out, but then Miss Early cap- 
italizes her bony structure and does 
some fairly effective grotesque acting. 
"The Red Heads" was billed as a "viv- 
idly colored musical comedy," the press 
agent's sense of harmony being blinded 
by the girl's hair. They ran from pale 
brick to deep maroon, and wore com- 
plexions to match. As models, they 
had unlimited chances to wear start- 
ling, or at least dramatic, costumes — 
most of which chances they failed to 
grasp. They were generous enough 
in quantity, for each of the eight or 
nine models came out in several gowns 
apiece, but, alas, most were of a past 
season's style. The exceptions were 
the "One-Step" gown of black and 
white chiffon; a yellow maline over 
white satin with a wide girdle of black 
and white striped satin; the pink and 
blue dresses worn last, and a couple 
of others. The "Poiret costume," con- 
sisting of a rose and white long-tailed 
coat and a single green satin bloomer, 
through the sides of which the girl 
thrust her feet, was the most effective 
in the show. And this was brought 
out by Poiret over a year agol But 
"The Red Heads" have been on the 
Orpheum Circuit and maybe it's too 
late in the season for new clothes or 
new red heads. For the rest of the 
acts, fancy dressing would have been 
foolish. Miss Norton (Norton and 
Nicholson) as the shop-girl bride is 
as fresh and clever in her acting as 
ever, but a good friend would suggest 
she use a more girlish make-up, lest 
those who have seen her often before 
suspect her of growing matronly. 



The new dressmaking establishment 
Mme. Rosenberg opened Monday at 153 
West 44th street (opposite the Clar- 
idge) appears to be a formidable con- 
tender for the patronage of stage wo- 
men. The concern, long and favorably 
known in New York, intends to cater 
tc the theatrical trade, starting out by 
guaranteeing proper goods for proper 
prices. 



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B UR.LF^SQXJE B r Frederick m. mccloy 



Whether the Columbia Amusement 
Co. shall decide to dispose of the Ex- 
tended Circuit to another corporation 
or not, it obviously is the intention to 
remove the conspicuously exceptionable 
shows from the Main Circuit. This is 
indicated in the decision to transfer at 
least two of the shows for the past two 
seasons on the Main Circuit, and if the 
same action is pursued with reference 
to a number of others that richly merit 
the same treatment, a very long step 
will have been taken toward the re- 
habilitation of the original status of 
Columbia burlesque. It seems impos- 
sible for some producers to get in step 
with the movement for better shows. 
They cither do not comprehend the idea 
in all, or they are parsimonious or in- 
digent. It is unfair to capable pro- 
ducers, the men who really achieve, to 
give the other kind equal consideration 
with them. In separating the chaff 
from the wheat, the winnowing process 
should be thorough and complete with- 
out fear or favor and absolutely with- 
out regard to personal relations, or for 
prominence or influence of individuals. 
According to the declaration of the 
Columbia directors, next season will 
not only witness an actual "clean-up" 
all along the line, but it will fully 
realize the paramount ambition of the 
Columbia Amusement Co., to place 
burlesque beyond censure for unworthi- 
ncss and meretriciousness. And any 
person, either in management or upon 
the stage, that fails to contribute his 
full share to this consummation should 
be incontinently thrown out. 

And there is another subject that 
warrants more than ordinary consider- 
ation. It is the matter of titles. Since 
the present-day idea of burlesque came 
into vogue, the shows in a very large 
majority of cases have been announced 
by utterly meaningless titles or by 
titles of obvious intent. For instance, 
"The Crackerjacks" means absolutely 
nothing, whereas "The Ginger Girls," 
"The Heart Charmers," "The Temp- 
ters," and titles of similar character, are 
adopted for their manifest significance. 
Practical showmen know the value of 
an attractive title and seek names that 
are meaningful and above all that do 
not convey suggestiveness. The words 
"Follies" and "Revue" have been used 
so frequently during the past few years 
they have become nondescript and ab- 
solutely valueless. The first published 
announcement of titles for next season 
comes from the Max Spiegel offices 
and I believe a little careful thought 
upon Mr. Spiegel's part will convince 
him that he has made a mistake in the 
choice of all three of them. "The 
Spring Chickens" and "The Gay De- 
ceivers" are unmistakably in the class 
of titles of obvious meaning, and 
"Spiegel's Follies" cannot fail to strike 
the observer as meaning a stage pre- 
sentation of whatever laxity of recti- 
tude the urbane Mr. Spiegel may have 
been guilty of in his comparatively 
brief but eventful life. 

Fall River Next Season. 

The Academy of Music, Fall River, 
- .(1 be included in the Extended Cir- 
cuit next season. 



GOLDEN CROOK. 

No nonsense about entrances for the 
principals in "The Golden Crook." 
Three minutes after the curtain goes 
up Billy Arlington, Babe LaTour, 
Frank Dobson and Eleanor Cochran 
are out earning their salaries, every 
penny. It is many a week since so 
much genuine, hearty laughter has been 
heard in the Columbia. 

From the moment Arlington comes 
upon the stage, he and his associates 
simply cut loose, making every line 
and situation hit a bull's eye. While 
the book is the same used the open- 
ing week of the season at the Colum- 
bia, much new business and many new 
bits and scenes have been introduced, 
giving a noticeably fresh twist to the 
performance. This proves the con- 
tention frequently made in this de- 
partment that industry upon the part 
of producers and players is all that is 
necessary to maintain the attractive- 
ness of these shows. 

No fault could be found with Jacobs 
& Jermon if they had repeated in every 
detail "The Golden Crook" show as 
formerly given, because it was then 
one of the best that has been seen 
at the Columbia this season. For this 
reason it is all the more to their credit 
they have not been content to let well 
enough alone and have succeeded in 
accomplishing changes that furnish a 
fresh appeal. 

It is noticeable even in the individual 
specialties. Arlington and Dobson are 
still doing their sure-fire comedy musi- 
cal act, but it has been changed all 
around, and Miss LaTour has provided 
herself with a number of new songs 
that make her specialty go over strong- 
er than ever before. Dobson has also 
introduced much new and valuable 
material in his act, and a male trio, 
composed of Carl I. Taylor, H. LaFoye 
and Edward F. Hcnnessy, has been 
added with good effect. While ad- 
mittedly the late Nellie Florede's ex- 
cellent vocalism is missed, to the credit 
of Eleanor Cochran it must be said 
she proves an altogether satisfactory 
substitute in every particular, giving a 
good performance of the leading role 
and singing the numbers exceedingly 
well. 

Margaret and Jack Daly contribute 
a modern dancing specialty that re- 
ceived deserved applause, and Francis 
Kite leads an excellently worked march 
number with highly pleasing effect. 

The chorus; work is all good, vocally 
and in the matter of original business, 
and the wardrobe and scenery, of 
which there is an unusually prodigal 
display, look as fresh and bright as 
though used this week for the first 
time. The production in detail and as 
a whole furnishes an auspicious bill 
for the closing week of the regular sea- 
son at the Columbia, a season, by the 
way, that Jibs not been conspicuous for 
the frequency of altogether praise- 
worthy offerings. 



GEO. NASH IN "BARON." 

George Nash is rehearsing a new 
play entitled "The Baron," by Martha 
Morton, which the Shuberts are going 
to give a road trial before bringing it 
into New York. It is a four-act play 
of modern life. 



"BEHMAN SHOW" CAST. 

The members of "The Behman Show" 
arrived in town from Omaha Tuesday 
of this week and rehearsals for the ap- 
proaching all-summer run at the Co- 
lumbia will be ^conducted day and night 
at Bryant Hall with a final dress re- 
hearsal on the stage of the Columbia 
Sunday night. 

The cast will include Lew Kelly, Lon 
Hascall, James Tenbrooke, Martelle, 
Vincent Mack, Nettie Nelson, Ameta 
Pynes, Harry Van, Jean Irwin and 
Jane Conley. The extra vaudeville 
features engaged for the run are Sallie 
Fields, who sings character songs, Ned 
Dandy, who will give an impersona- 
tion of Frank Tinney, and Gertrude 
Lynch, whose specialty is an imitation 
of Eva Tanguay. The Nat Nazzaro 
troupe of acrobats is the added feature 
for the first week. 

Many new musical numbers with 
special wardrobe will be introduced and 
the burlesque on "Shenandoah" has 
been practically rewritten. There will 
be 24 chorus girls and eight men. 



TRAVELLING TOGETHER. 

Whenever it is possible the running 
Df the two circuits next season will be 
so arranged as to provide for the move- 
ments of two shows going in the same 
direction from the same point. Under 
the new transportation tariff one bag- 
gage car is given free with every 40 
people. Two burlesque shows will 
average 70 people, and 150 pounds of 
baggage is allowed on each ticket, thus 
making it possible to check 4,500 
pounds on the 30 surplus fares. 

In this way it is expected consider- 
able money will be saved by all of the 
companies during the course of the 
season. 



HEUCK INTERESTS OUT. 

The Heuck interests have apparently 
withdrawn completely from all con- 
nection with Columbia burlesque. Dur- 
ing the season now closing they were 
interested in "The Million Dollar 
Dolls" and "The Gay Widows." neither 
of which will be included among next 
season's shows. 

It is reported their People's theatre, 
Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Columbia, 
will be devoted to stock burlesque next 
season. 



A FRANCHISE LOOSE. 

Joe Hurtig will not renew his lease 
of the Fred Irwin franchise under 
which "The Ginger Girls" show has 
been operating for the past three sea- 
sons. Up to the present time Mr. Irwin 
has not disposed of the franchise. 



Pittsburgh Academy Reported Sold. 

It is said the Academy of Music, 
Pittsburgh, closed unexpectedly Satur- 
day night anu that the house has been 
sold under the hammer to a trust com- 
pany of that city. 

It is reported also that the building 
will be reconstructed with store rooms 
occupying practically the entire front 
and the interior rearranged to admit of 
picture shows only. It is also reported 
employees of the theatre failed to re- 
ceive salaries due them. 



PLAYING COLORED MINSTRELS. 

The Novelty, Brooklyn, which inaug- 
urated a burlesque policy a few weeks 
ago, will have as its next attraction 
opening May 10, Collender's Colored 
Minstrels. The house was playing in- 
dependent burlesque, but there were 
not enough companies out. 

The theatre is located in a section 
thickly settled by negroes. 



SPECIAL MEETING CALLED. 

In addition to the regular monthly 
meeting of the directors of the Col- 
umbia Amusement Co., a call has been 
issued for a special meeting for the 
express purpose of considering a prop- 
osition for the transfer of the Extended 
Circuit to another corporation. Much 
work has already been done upon the 
details of this plan and it is expected 
the matter may be quickly disposed of 
one way or another in formal con- 
ference. 



What He Wants and What Hell Get. 

Los Angeles, May 5. 
Edward J. Feig, a vaudevillian, plead- 
ed guilty to a charge of contributing 
to the delinquency of a young girl and 
asked for probation. He will probably 
get a short sentence. 



LIFE MEMBERS. 

J. Grant Gibson and Geo. R. Mullen 
have taken a life membership in the 
White Rats. The following are life 
members: 



Armstrong. Win. 
Arnold. Gladys. 
Ball, Ernest R. 
Bergman, Henry 

Braasn, Jeff. 
Brown, Alex 
Brown, Tom. 
Carroll. Earl 
Casts.no, Edward. 
Clark. Edward. 
Cohan. Will H. 
Colsman, Hsrry. 
Conway. Jack. 
Cooks, Will J. 
Corbeit, Jss J. 
Corslll. Eddie. 
Corson. Cors Young- 
blood. 
Coyne, Joseph. 
Curtis, 8amuel J. 
Dslley, Robert L. 
Del more, Geo. B. 
DeTrlckey. Coy. 
Diamond, Mere. 
Dirk. William. 
Dickey. Paul 
Dlion, Hsrland. 
Dolan, Jas. P. 
Doyle, Patsy. 
Bldrld, Gordon H. 
Bltlnge. Julian. 
Bmmott, Cecil. 
Bmmett, Leon. 
Evans, Frsnk. 
Pagan. Noodles. 
Parrell, Chas. H. 
Pay, Frsnk. 
Pay. Gus. 
Pogsrty, Prank. 
Ford. A. A. 
Foyer, Eddie. 
Gardner. Happy Jaek. 
Carrie, Edward. 
Gaylor, Bobby. 
Grant. Air. 
Gray, Mary 
Green, Burt. 
Grlflln. Gerald. 
Griffith. J. P. 
Groves. Hal. 
Hallldsy. William A. 
Hascall, Lon. 
Herbert, Cbaunoey D. 
Herman, Dr. Carl. 
Hlgglns, Robt. J. 
HiQnee, J J 
Homo, Dick 
Insa, Robels. 
Jsss, Johnny. 
Jolson, Al. 
Keensn, Prank 
Kelly. Harry. 
Kelly, Lew 
Kelly, Wsltor C 
Keough. Ed 

From week to week in Varibtt will 

appear the full list of life members 

with new additions indicated. Who will 

be the next one to take out a life card? 



Keller, Jos. 
King, Chas J. 
KJuttng, Ernest. 
LaMont, Bert. 
Lancaster. John. 
LaRne, Grace. 
Lee. Jules W. 
LeMalre, Geo. 
Levy, Bert. 
Lewis, Tom. 
Lloyd. Alios. 
Lohse, Ralph. 
Lorella, Oolle. 
Latoy, Joe. 
Lorette, Horace M. 
Lynch, Dick. 
Macart, Wm. H. 
Mace, Fred. 
Mack. Jos. P. 
McCreo. Junle. 
MoDonald, Chas. M. 
McMahon. Tim. 
McNaughton, Tom. 
McNeill, Lillian. 
McPhee, Chas. 
Mel rose, Bert 
Monroe, Geo. W. 
Montgomery, Dave 
Morton, Bern. 
Murray, Elisabeth M. 
Nswn, Tom 
Nlblo. Fred. 
Nolsn. Jack. 
Nolan. Billy 
North, Prank. 
Psttl. Greg. 
Peyton, Corse. 
Prince, Arthur 
ProTOl, N. 
Rabe, Hsrry. 
Rentes. Blllle. 
Reld. Jack. 
Rogers. Will. 
Rooney. Pst. 
Ross, Eddie. 
Russell. Marie A. 
Russell. Thos. P. 
Rysn, Tbos. J. 
Sanford, Welter. 
Sawyer. Josn. 
8!dmsn, Sam. 
8lmrnons. Dsn 
Smith, Tom. 
Stafford, Frank. 
Stone, Fred A. 
Van, Billy B. 
Vaugban, Dorothy. 
Ward, Hap. 
Waters, W. W. 
Watson, Jos. K. 
Weber, Johnnie. 
Welch. Thoe. 
Wiiiard, C. B 
WIIHama, Sam Elinor*? 



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H. B. Warner and Rita Stanwood 
married in Chicago Mond y. 



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'The Ingenue" will be the title of a 
new play next season. 



Marian Hutchins is studying for 
grand opera. 

Bissett and Beatry failed to become 
professionally reconciled last week. 

Fred Fisher is the father of a girl, 
born Sunday. 

Henry Mortimer is to leave Louis 
Mann's starring vehicle, "The Bubble." 

Luna Park, Coney Island, opens 
May 22. 

Frederick Santley will play Youth 
in "Experience" when William Elliott 
withdraws from the cast (today). 

Harry Lewis opened a stock bur- 
lesque company al the Novelty, Brook- 
lyn, May 3. 



Frank A. Keeney has taken an op- 
tion upon a site for a new theatre at 
Grant and German avenues, Baltimore. 

The illness of Charlie McClintock's 
wife called him away from his post with 
the Barnum & Bailey circus this week. 



The Bronx opera house, having 
closed its season, will remain dark all 
summer to all reports. 

Dan Dody is staging a new number 
for "Chin Chin." It is called by the 
same title. Seymour Brown wrote it. 

Emma Dunn returns next week to 
vaudeville in "Our Baby" at the Palace. 
She leaves "Sinners" this Saturday. 

Jimmy Pease, the juvenile comedian, 
has recovered from h& recent injury 
and will continue in vaudeville. 

Benn Lirtn has announced his en- 
gagement to Marie Stone. The wed- 
ding is scheduled fo« June. 



Harry S. Goldman has secured a A petition in bankruptcy has been 

lease on Orange Lake Park at New- filed by Florence Tempest who places 
burg, N. V., for the summer. her liabilities at $5,878 with no assets. 



The Bradhurst Field Club will stage 
its amateur musical comedy and 
dance at Terrace Garden Saturday 
night. 

The Frank A. Keeney houses booked 
through the Sheedy Agency are using 
as a feature turn an act billed as "Char- 
lie Chaplin's Double." The houses are 
featuring the act. 

Philip Kelly, senior business agent 
of the New York Theatrical Protect- 
ive Union No. 1, is confined to his 
home by illness. 

Chas. E. Mack (Swor and Mack) 
was presented with a girl April 30. 
The mother (Gracie Ellsworth) is do- 
ing nicely. 

Clifford C. Fischer, the foreign agent, 
has located in the office occupied by 
Charles Bornhaupt in the Putnam 
Building. 

Frank Vincent, of the Orpheum Cir- 
cuit, has been confined to his home 
for the past ten days by ptomaine 
poisoning. 



John Bunny, who died last week, 
left an estate of $8,000. All of the 
property goes to his widow, Mrs. Clara 
Bunny. 

"II Trovatore" is announced as the 
opening bill at the Standard, May 10, 
of the Van den Berg-Conger opera 
company. 



Palisades Park, on the Jersey shore, 
will open tomorrow (Saturday). The 
Park is under the direction of Nick and 
Jos. M. Schenck. 

Fred Stone is nursing some swollen 
fingers as a result of the digits being 
hurt while the actor was doing some 
"broncho busting" stunts. 

Sam E. Bleyer, for 15 years the late 
Max C. Anderson's private secretary, 
has severed his connections with the 

Anderson-Ziegler firm. 



Bert Hier is back on Broadway with 
a severe case of blood poisoning. He 
had been out with one of Morosco's 
"Peg o' My Heart" companies. 



Elsie Faye and Her Boys, booked to 
sail for Africa May 21, are having some 
trouble in securing a passport, as one 
of the boys is an Italian. 



Mr. and Mrs. Bert Lester, profession- 
ally known as Lester and Dolly, were 
presented with a boy April 5. The 
parents arc in St. Louis. 

The Dyckman, at 207th street, is 
considered a stock possibility for the 
fall if the Wadsworth does not return 
to that policy. The company of st >ck 
players closing at the Wadswor;1i a 
short time ago will open Ma / 10 at 
Miner's, Bronx. 



The annual meeting and election of 
officers of the Actor's Fund will be 
held at the Hudson theatre May 11 at 
2 P. M. 

Carrie Reynolds was engaged this 
week for the Royster-Dudley Co., 
Woodside Park, Philadelphia. Charles 
Previa also goes to the Philly park for 
the summer. 

May Robson closes her season in 
"Martha by the Day" at Atlantic City 
May 15, after a continuous run since 
Aug. 27. She will have a new vehicle 
next season. 



Nick Norton leaves for his summer 
recreation spell at Mt. Clemens. Bill 
Delaney, of the U. B. O. Fam. Dep't. 
will look after Mr. Norton's bookings 
in his absence. 

E. F. Albee, A. Paul Keith and J. J. 
Murdock left New York Tuesday eve- 
ning for an inspection tour of the Keith 
theatres out of town. They are ex- 
pected to return next Wednesday. 

May Irwin, after two weeks on the 

road with her new piece, "13 Washr 
ington Square," has disbanded her 
company until early next fall, when 
she plans a big city opening. 

The new Maryland theatre, Hagers- 
town, Md., starts a pop vaudeville 
policy May 10, five acts and feature 
films. Leon Kalmer was engaged as 
manager this week. The prices will 
be 10-15-25. 

Two changes in the cast of "She's 
In Again" before it opens at the Gaiety: 
Julia Ralph will replace Ann Warring- 
ton and William Rossell will have the 
role originally played by Arthur Ayles- 
worth. 

The staff for the New Brighton the- 
atre opening May 17 includes George 
Robinson, manager; David Berke, stage 
manager; Ben Roberts, musical di- 
rector, and Charles F. Dowling, treas- 
urer. 

Al Wood, of Rockwell and V/ood, 
has been confined for the past six weeks 
in the St. Paul Hospital, Vancouver, 
B. C, following an operation for ap- 
pendicitis. He will not leave the insti- 
tution for another two weeks because 
of his condition. 

Mark Davis, who recently returned 
from the west, brought with him a 
trained dog. It was given a chance 
to show at the Wadsworth. When the 
dog was taken out between shows* for 
an airing, it was run over and instantly 
killed. 

A voluntary petition in bankruptcy 
lias been filed by the Frank Robinson 
Amusement Co. in Chicago. Liabili- 
ties placed at $127,151, and assets $95.- 
000. The company was heavily inter- 
ested in a number of the attractions at 
Rivervicw Park last year and also has 
a few at the Panama-Pacific Exposi- 
tion. 



SPORTS. 

Variety will publish challenges 
or results of any sporting events 
in connection with theatrical 
people or clubs. 



The theatrical baseball clubs are 
gradually assembling for their sum- 
mer season, practically every booking 
agency in the city coming through 
with an announcement or challenge, 
although on paper the Friars look to 
be the best in the field. Al Sanders 
is handling the business details of the 
Friars' team, with Chris Brown and 
Mike Donlin prominent on the batting 
list. The team will play games Satur- 
days and Sundays of the current sea- 
son, their first being with the Sing 
Sing Prison team, scheduled for Sun- 
day, May 16. 

The Brooklyn (Federal) team has an 
outfielder in Phil Chouinard who grad- 
uated from vaudeville into the big 
leagues instead of coming to the stage 
from the diamond as is generally the 
case. Chouinard was one of the 
Garden City Trio for several seasons 
and usually returns to vaudeville dur- 
ing the winter season. 



The United Booking Office team Is 
open for games with recogniied the- 
atrical clubs and will start their sum- 
mer season some time this month with 
one of the several other local agency 
nines. f — 

The Sheedy Agency will play the 
Variety team this Friday afternoon 
(May 7) on an uptown diamond. This 
game will open the season for both 
nines, the VARiBTf aggregation select* 
ing Friday of each week for pastiming. 
Games can be arranged either direct 
or by correspondence. 

Add Hoyt's Minstrel baseball team 
is establishing records on the road, one 
of the recent victims being the Grand 
opera house nine of Terre Haute. The 
Minstrels would like to arrange games 
with any New York theatrical team, 
particularly with the United or Loew 
agencies. 

The under-officc force of the U. B. 
O. put on their summer suits this week. 
They are spick and span gray. If the 
boys rolled their trousers up, the out- 
fit would be there for a baseball uni- 
form. Maurice Goodman's office kid 
(Law Department) insisted upon a 
suit for himself, in order to wear long 
pants for the first time. 



Ray Conlin, the ventriloquist (real 
name, Ralph O'Connor) was served 
with a summons and complvnt last 
week in which his wife, Lillian O'Con- 
nor (formerly of Bankoff and Girlie), 
asks for a permanent separation, $75 
weekly alimony and $1,000 counsel fees. 
Conlin is on the Loew time. 

Two new one-act playlets will be pre- 
sented at the Green Room Club benefit 
for the Building Fund in the Shubert, 
May 18 (afternoon). One will be "The 
Bomb," with Wilton Lackaye, and the 
ether is "The Honeymooners," a com- 
edy with Alice Brady the principal 
player. 



10 



LEGITIMATE, 



WITH THE PRESS AGENTS 



Col. George Frederic Hinton Is back In 
town, having closed "A Pair of Sizes" that he 
was managing for Harry Fraiee. 

The advance agents who are flocking back 
to town in droves are bringing a number of 
tales with them regarding the new "gypping" 
stunts that the one-night managers pulled this 
Boason. The principal kick the advance men 
have is that one-night stand managers will not 
go out and hustle for the bigger attractions 
because they are on the short end of the 
terms In contracts for that class of attrac- 
tions. A manager will let a good attraction 
get the short end in a business way so as to 
favor a cheap show for which bis bouse Is 
getting a 4O-00 or a 50-50 split One agent 
in looking over the manager's office in Green- 
ville, Miss., found several hundred stamped 
envelopes bearing the mark of one of the "To- 
day" companies. Needless to say he refused to 
go in on a mailing list In that stand. The one 
Bheets for the "corner cans" Is another good 
gag that is pulled In the south. Macon, Oa., 
is one of the chief offenders in thai respect. 
The agent in question doubled back on bis 
trail here and found that his paper had been 
stowed away and not posted, although he was 
Hharlng. Chattanooga Is another of the towns 
In the south that has been marked with the 
"gyp" sign and wants to be checked up closely. 
On the Coast managers have been experiencing 
difficulty with checks. One bouse manager In 
a town Just across the bay from San Francisco 
makes It a habit to stall on a cash settlement 
and pay only in check after banking hours on 
the "getaway day," saying that one of the 
managers In the next town will cash It. The 
manager In the next town, which Is a "one- 
nlghter," Is then tipped to keep away from 
the theatre until after banking hours and so 
the first house gets the use of the cash for an 
extra week, until the show bits Los Angeles 
and the manager deposits there. Managers 
all along the line are still trying to boost the 
free list and in some one-nlghters they are 
trying for as high as fifty singles, relying on 
catching the unwary agent and putting It over 
on him. 



H. H. Frazee will produce the three-act 
farce "A Full House," at the Longacre Mon- 
day night. The cast Includes Herbert Corthell, 
May Vokes, George Parsons, Elizabeth Nelson, 
Ralph Morgan, Mau de Turner Gordon, Clal- 
bourne Foster, Ida Darling, Claire Weldon, 
Charles Goodrich and Hugh Cameron. 

Mclntyre and Heath close their tour May 10. 
The comedians will make a comedy feature 
film this summer for John Cort, appearing in a 
photoplay version of "The Ham Tree." The 
next Cort feature will be Vernon Castle and 
wife In a multiple reeled feature, work start- 
ing within the next fortnight. 

The first of the road outfits for the new 
feature, "Twilight Sleep,' which several New 
York doctors put In the films, got under way 
Wednesday at Worcester, Mass., and will tour 
New England. The man ahead Is 8. I. De 
Krafft and the manager Is H. A. Morrison. 



George Hensball Is back at Palisades 
Amusement Park and Is sending out the an- 
nouncements for the opening of the season at 
the Jersey resort which takes place to-morrow. 

Wells Hawks Is press agenting the advent 
of the three-ring motion picture show which 
Is to open in Madison Square Garden. In ad- 
dition Wells Is still writing special dramatic 
stuff for the New York American and a series 
of special Sunday stories for "The New York 
Press." 



"Androcles and the Lion," closing at Wal- 
laces, (with the house) will be put on tour 
next season under the direction of Granville 
Barker, Percy Burton and Llllah McCarthy. 

When George Arllaa returns from Europe 
next September to tour under George Tyler's 
direction he will be seen In Louis Joseph 
Parker's "The Aristocrat." HIr tour will open 
about Oct. 1. 



Fred Mayer, who had out "4. r > Minutes from 
Broadway" this past season In conjunction 
with Charles Riggn, has entered the picture 
business. 



James K. Hackett has rehearsals under way 
for his Craig Kennedy show. "The man In Re- 
quest," which will be given a road trial about 
the middle of the month and then brought Into 
New York. In the cast are Katherlne LaSalle, 
Walter Thomas, Brandon Tynan, Norman 
Trevor and William Evllle. 



O S Hathaway is In the Hahnemann Hos- 
pltol roeoverlnj? from an operation performed 
for gall Rtones. 



"Ten Nights In n nar Room" Is to be re- 
vived for a tour of thf middle west. The first 
man ahead Is L c. Bailey. C. H. Ehrman 
will be second man. 



Karl N'. Bernstein In press representative 
for the New Brighton (Beaeh) theatre, open- 
ing May 17. 

Agents corning In are voting the laurel 
wreath for the best one- night stand manager 
In the west to Bill Steege, who has charge of 
the house In Great Falls. Mont. 



Charles Frohman and Klaw AErlanger have 
taken a lease on the Montauk, Brooklyn. 



H. A. Hardy Is now doing the press work 
for the Bramhall Players. She got a very 
good showing on the opening of "The Lost Co- 
respondent" 



Harry W. Hawley, of Bridgeport has dis- 
posed of a new play called "The Defiance," 
Mary Asquitb having successfully negotiated 
for Its transfer to Adelaide Thurston. 



PINCUS IN PRODUCING CO. 

Al. Pincus, interested in several 
theatres in the Jjironx and the owner 
of the Adlon Apartments on upper 
Seventh avenue, is one of the principal 
factors in the Times Producing Cor- 
poration. Ben Teal, the stage director, 
is another of those interested. 

The company is to produce a "smart" 
musical comedy entitled "The Girl Who 
Smiles," which is by the same authors 
ar "The Midnight Girl," "Adele" and 
"iMma." The piece is to be placed 
in rehearsal July 15 and after a brief 
road tour is to be brought into New 
York about Sept. 15. The engaging 
for the cast will be done by Mr. Teal. 



NEW PLAY'S OLD IDEA. 

Los Angeles, May 5. 

"The Unchastened Woman," the lat- 
est work of Louis Anspacher (author 
of "Our Children"), was produced at 
the Morosco, Sunday. The theme is 
that of two souls, one a society vam- 
pire and the other a settlement worker, 
battling for one man. The idea re- 
ceives different treatment in this in- 
stance. 

The play deals rather severely with 
society habits and carries the inevitable 
moral, but the point is not as clearly 
worked out as it might be. 

Christine Norman and Emily Stevens, 
in the principal roles, gave a flawless 
performance. The first act is too talky, 
but the story is well written and ex- 
cellently acted. 



COAST MAN "BUYS" SHOW. 

San Francisco, May 5. 

Fred A. Giesa has bought the A. H. 
Woods production of "Potash & Perl- 
mutter" for three weeks, for $20,000. 
The show goes into Giesa's house, Mc- 
Donough, Oakland, for a week, then to 
the interior towns for the other two 
weeks. The "P. & P." show was re- 
ported ready to disband after the local 
Columbia engagement. 

Unlike other managers hereabouts 
who have lost faith in the Coast, Giesa 
believes good attractions in this section 
will get money. Besides managing the 
McDonough, he is the Coast represen- 
tative for the Northwestern Theatrical 

Association. 

\ 

"TWIN BEDS" OVER SUMMER. 

Selwyn & Co. expect to kill two 
birds with one stone when they switch 
their "Twin Beds" show from the 
Fulton to the Harris theatre for a sum- 
mer engagement. They control the 
show and have the Harris under yearly 
lease. The firm has called off the 
Pacific Coast trip of "Twin Beds" for 
the summer. 



KOLB AND DILL AGAIN. 

San Francisco, May 5. 

Another period of internal trouble 
threatens the Kolb and Dill forces at 
the Alcazar, t^is time precipitated by 
their former stage director and author, 
Frank Stammers', at present in New 
York to complete arrangements with 
Rennold Wolf for the collaboration of 
a new musical show for the coast. 

Stammers proposes to sue the come- 
dians for money alleged to be owing 
him, and unless the matter is adjusted 
he will restrain Kolb and Dill from 
their scheduled revival of "Peck O' 
Pickles" and probably close his "This 
Way Out," their present vehicle. 

A report claims that Kolb and Dill 
have reopened their former personal 
differences over questions concerning 
the management of the company. 

Frank Stammers arrived in New 
York this week. His first move in the 
eastern metropolis was to transfer the 
control of his output to George Mooser, 
for the future. 

Many of the Kolb and Dill people 
are reported as dissatisfied with their 
treatment out here. Several were 
brought to the Coast from the east. 
Alice Hills and Tom Rolfe are said to 
be on their way back to New York, 
while Eva Fallon is reported much dis- 
contented. 



COAST STILL BAD. 

Reports from traveling attractions 
out on the Pacific Coast are still in- 
dicative of bad business. "Seven Keys 
to Baldpate" is reported to have gotten 
only $2,300 gross on the week in that 
territory last week. 



PLAYERS SWITCHED. 

Three of the principal players in the 
New York company of "The White 
Feather" were switched to Chicago to 
open there with the road company. 
They were Leslie Faber, Jessie Glen- 
denning and Arthur Elliott. The road 
company of this war drama has been 
doing such tremendous business on the 
road that it was decided to take the 
piece into Chicago for a run, providing 
the cast could be strengthened. 

As a result, Albert Browne, Alice 
Lindahl and E. R. Colton are appearing 
in the New York cast. 

Cynthia Brooke was forced to retire 
from the company because of illness 
and has been replaced by Vera Rial. 



"HELP WANTED" FITS IN. 

Chicago, May 5. 
"Help Wanted," according to the 
management of the La Salle, is a dandy 
title for the production. The play was 
put on for just this week at the the- 
atre and, according to the box office 
statement, the management will need a 
lot of help to pay expenses on the 
week. 



CAROLINAS BAD AGAIN. 

Charleston, S. C, May 5. 
A wave of religion has struck North 
and South Carolina and the theatres are 
bac 1 ly affected. Alexander, the Billy 
Sunday of the South, has been going 
through the two states, corraling the 
dough. 



OFFERED CHAPLIN $1,8*. 

It looked for a few minutes last week 
as though Charles Chaplin would be 
the big feature of Zeigfeld's coming 
"Follies." The picture comedian was 
offered $1,800 a week by the revue pro- 
ducer. He was willing, but the Es- 
sanay film folk would not sanction his 
appearance in the musical show. 

Zeigfeld went to Chicago last week 
to have a talk with the picture people, 
but even the producer's most plausible 
arguments were without avail. He re- 
turned to New York on Tuesday and 
stated Chaplin has a contract with the 
Essanay for another year after June 
1 next, and the picture concern holds 
an option on his services for a year 
after that. 

In addition to those already an- 
nounced for the new "Follies" Ziegfeld 
has signed Louise Meyers, George 
White, Mae Murray, Carl Randall 
and Lucille Cavanaugh. The present 
"Follies" company will get into New 
York on a special train on Sunday for 
a special rehearsal for the "Follies Ball" 
which takes place on the roof next 
Monday night. 



HERNDON SNOW AT KNIOL 

There is a very strong possibility 
the R. C. Herndon production, "The 
Lady in Red," will come into the 
Knickerbocker for a summer run fol- 
lowing the Philadelphia engagement of 
the company. The show opened there 
at the Forrest this week and got over 
strongly. 

The production opened at Atlantic 
City, was then routed to Toronto, and 
back to Philadelphia. 



ANDERSON IS SUED. 

San Francisco, May 5. 

Suit has been started in the Superior 
Court by Percival Knight, against 
Gilbert M. Anderson (Broncho Billy), 
for $1,409, alleged by Knight to be 
due him under a contract made to ap- 
pear in Anderson's musical company. 

The contract was for 10 weeks at 
$250 weekly. Knight played but four 
weeks, opening at Los Angeles and 
later, with other members of the An- 
derson company that closed there, com- 
ing to San Francisco, for another brief 
engagement. 



ANOTHER "HANKY PANKY." 

"Hanky Panky of 1916" may be a 
new "Hanky Panky" production Ed- 
ward L. Bloom is thinking of taking 
out next season. He has communicated 
with Ray Goetz and Billy Jerome re- 
garding turning out a score and book. 

Mr. Bloom piloted the "Hanky Pan- 
ky" company over the map for the 
season ending, winding it up a few 
weeks ago. 



THEATRE COLLAPSES. 

Atchison, Kan., May 5. 
The entire front and part of the 
roof of the new Orpheum theatre col- 
lapsed last Thursday night. It was 
completed last fall and considered one 
of the finest in the state. None was 
injured. The house seated about 2,000. 



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LEGITIMATE, 



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NEW RAILWAY RATES EFFECTIVE 
AND MANAGERS HOLLER MURDER 



Increase Started May 1 With Many Shows Closing Their Sea- 
son the Day Before to Avoid Paying Additional Trans- 
portation Charges — Protest to Interstate Commerce 
Turned Down — Hits Road Companies Hard Blow. 



The proposed increase in railroad 
rates on the trunk lines east of Chicago 
went into effect May 1. The roadsters 
not closing prior to that date are mak- 
ing a futile kick against the tilt, but 
are paying it. 

Many companies fearing the ruling 
of the Interstate Commerce Commis- 
sion that the increase was within rea- 
son, disbanded the last week in April. 

Ed. MacDowell, who managed one 
of the Al. H. Woods' "Potash & Perl- 
mutter" companies, was probably the 
first show manager to be assessed the 
new rate. He left Terre Haute at 1.40 
a. m., May 1, and had to pay the new 
prices to Fort Wayne, the last stop of 
the company. The increase went into 
effect at midnight, April 30. 

From now on until next fall the pro- 
ducing managers, show owners, man- 
agers and agents will bend every effort 
toward having the railroads rescind the 
increase. The hardest hit will be the 
one-night stands as the "additional bag- 
gage car" cost will eat up much of the 
profits, if any accrue, in the wooly 
sections. 

Several companies now coming in are 
purchasing individual tickets, checking 
the allowance of 150 pounds of bag- 
gage with them, and shipping the re- 
mainder of the show's effects by 
freight. 

The smaller companies, said a rail- 
road man, would not experience the 
trouble next season of a larger troupe, 
if no modification of the new rate law 
is made by that time. A company of 
not less than 10 people will get the 
2% cent mileage rate, and be charged 
20 cents a mile if an extra baggage car 
is required, beyond the customary 
ticket-baggage poundage. Forty tickets 
gives a show a baggage car, whereas 
25 tickets formerly did, with a 15-cent 
excess car rate. In companies carry- 
ing over 40 people, but under 80, the 
baggage transportation will be heavy, 
where two cars are needed. Also the 
large musical or spectacular produc- 
tions that need three, four or more 
baggage cars will be obliged to pay 
excess on extra cars through an in- 
sufficient number of people. 

Some of the passenger agents are 
said to be calculating that next sea- 
son it may be possible for two or more 
companies to make jumps together to 
save the baggage charge or bring the 
number of party people to the neces- 
sary number. 



FARCE MINUS LAUGHS. 

Atlantic City, May 5. 
The Paul Dickey-Chas. Goddard 
farce, "The Last Laugh," presented by 
the Shuberts at the Apollo last Friday 
did not come up to expectations. In 
fact, the laugh was on the audience. 



The authors attempted to put an 
odd "O. Henry" twist to almost every 
situation in the piece, but instead of 
awakening the interest or holding the 
audience those ceaseless twists and the 
speed of movement without real action 
proved the farce's undoing, and the 
utter lack of probability about finished 
it. 

There are some humorous moments, 
but the farce is accomplished by stage 
devices as old as the theatre itself. 

Besides Edward Abeles, who occu- 
pied the position of star, Inez Plum- 
mer, Everet Butterfield, Stephen Ma- 
ley, Albert Gran, Marion Murray. Neil 
Burton, George Abbot, Gertrude Clem- 
mons, Frederick Wallace, Bert Meins 
and Bernard Riggs were in the cast. 



COLLEGE STOCK. 

Salt Lake, May 5. 

The University of Utah is to take 
over one of the theaters here next sea- 
son and run a stock company for the 
benefit of the pupils who are taking the 
elocutionary course. Maud May Bab- 
cork will have charge of the company. 

Regular plays will be produced and 
the public will be asked to patronize 
the company as though it were a reg- 
ular theatrical enterprise. 



SELWYITS NEW ONE. 

"Under Fire," a new piece by Roi 
Cooper Megrue has been placed in re- 
hearsal by Selwyn & Co. The opening 
performance will be given in Atlantic 
City. May 24. In the cast will be Will- 
iam Courtney, Violet Hemming. 
Arthur Shaw and Felix Kremer. 

Tn "Under Cover" the Courtney and 
Hemming roles will be filled by Rock- 
cliffe Fellows and Rita Stanwood. 



"PARADISE" FOR BOSTON. 

Within three weeks "Day of Para- 
dise." which the Shuberts have In re- 
hearsal, will be ready for its premiere. 
As far as known now it will open in 
Philadelphia and be taken into Boston 
for an indefinite engagement. 

Alice Dovey, first engaged, Is not to 
be with the new show. The principals 
now are Cecil Lean, Cleo Mayfield. 
Robert Pitkin and Shep Camp. 



"P. ft P. w for Australia. 

Sanger & Jordan acting as represent- 
atives of J. C. Williamson have en- 
gaged a company through the Matt 
Crau office for the production of 
"Potash & Perlmutter" in Australia. 
The company will leave about May 19. 
Among those eneraeed are Sam Leibert. 
Paul Burns and Margaret Vinton. 

™ ' If you don't nrfvertU* IiTVARIETyT 
don't advertise. 



SHOWS IN TRISCO. 

San Francisco, May 5. 
Anderson's Gaiety, renamed the Hip- 
podrome by the Western States Vau- 
deville Association, now in control with 

pop vaudeville, opened this woek and 
has turned them away since. The 
event looks like a success. 

Although the Hip is located directly 
opposite the Orpheum and in close op- 
position io a number of other down- 
town theat.es, the various managers 
claim the new venture, despite its suc- 
cessful start, has not affected them in 
any way. 

The Cort is doing reasonably good 
business with a film as the attraction, 
and Chauncey Olcott enjoyed a fair 
opening at the Columbia Kolb and 
Dill continue to satisfactory returns 
at the Alcazar, and the Sclls-Floto Cir- 
cus seems to be drawing its fhare of 
local patronage. 

The sudden reti:in of normal theatri- 
cal condition 3 is figured out as* a result 
of the rainy weather or a sign that 
interest in tiie Exposition is beginning 
to break under the strain. 



SHOWS IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, May 5. 

The Auditorium, with the cut rate 
ticket, has turned an almost financial 
failure into a paying proposition. Wil- 
liam A. Brady's "Life" is at the big 
theatre. A few weeks ago the half 
price ticket was introduced and the re- 
ceipts made a jump of about $500 
weekly. 

The cold spell starting last week 
helped theatrically. "The Songbird," 
with Jane Cowl, at the Grand has been 
doing good business since then. At 
the Olympic "Along Came Ruth" at a 
dollar is also doing slightly better 
than it did at the start. 

Ethel Barrymore opened successfully 
at the Blackstone Monday in 'The 
Shadow." The success seems to be 
mostly personal, the play itself not 
calling for much praise. 

"The White Feather" began its Chi- 
cago run Tuesday night at the Princess 
and scored a popular success with in- 
dications* favoring a profitable engage- 
ment. 



TRYING OUT A PLAY. 

Madeleine Traverse has a play 
which she is producing herself. As 
yet,, the title is being kept secret. The 
opening date is at the Lyric, Bridge- 
port, next week. Fred Eric, Gladys* 
Fairbanks and Grace Goodall are in 
the cast. 



$1,000 FOR "BALDPATE." 

Kansas City, Mo., May 5. 
The Auditorium Stock established a 
record mark for this vicinity in stock 
royalty when they paid the owners of 
"Seven Keys to Baldpate" $1,000 for 
the privilege of presenting the piece for 
one week. 



COLLEGE BOY TN STOCK. 

Syracuse, N. Y., May 5. 
Ralph Murphy, of Syracuse, promi- 
nent In Syracuse University dramatic 
circles. hn« ininrd the Empire stock 
here. 



ANOTHER STOCK RECORD. 

Buffalo, May 5. 

Jessie Bon&telle and her associate 
players celebrated their 1,000th per- 
formance in stock at the Star theatre 
this week. A diamond pendant was 
presented the principal with a list of 
400 donors on an engraved scroll. 

Miss Bonstelle announces a subscrip- 
tion list of 6,000 for a New York sea- 
son, but will not return to the West 
End theatre in Harlem where she had 
a short spring run. 



TENT SHOWS. 

Mort Steece has everything set for 
an "Uncle Tom Cabin" show to tour 
the road this summer under canvas 
and traveling by wagon. He will start 
some time this month. 

Colonel J. C. O'Brien will get his 
third one-car show going shortly. 

An overland tent outfit will be put out 
by Captain Jack Hopkins, and it may 
be that he will have out a second by 
June. 



AUTHOR ACTING. 

James Montgomery, the author, will 
start acting in another week or so when 
he will appear at the Palace, New York, 
in a sketch written by himself. It will 
be presented by Arthur Hopkins. 

Mr. Montgomery's last success of 
note on the legit stage was "Ready 
Money." 



LOU-TELLEGEN SUMMONED. 

Because of the complaints of citi- 
zens, the Society for the Prevention 
of Vice after an investigation of the 
performance of "Taking Chinees" 
have had Magistrate Murphy issue a 
summons for Lou-Telegen, the star of 
the play. He appeared in court 
Wednesday and was ordered to "clean 
up" the bedroom scene of the play. 



CHANGING CAST FOR N. Y. 

Three of the roles in David Belasco's 
production of "The Love Thought" will 
be recast before the piece is brought 
to New York. Harde Kirkland hat 
been replaced by John Cope; David 
Powell has been engaged for the role 
originally played by Ramsey Wallace, 
and Katherine Proctor will be replaced 
by Gladys Cooper. 



PORTLAND CHANGES. 

Florence St. Leonard joined the 
Keith Stock at Portland. Me., to fill 
the vacancy made by the resignation 
of Marie Pettes. Mark Kent returns 
to direct the shows there, replacing 
Louis Albion. 



FRANK VINCENT VERY ILL. 

Ptomaine poisoning aggravated by a 
complication of ills has made the con- 
dition of Frank Vincent quite serious, 
it was said in the Orpheum Circuit, of 
which Mr. Vincent is the general book- 
ing director. He has been confined to 
his home for the past ten days. 



Clark and Verdi In Revue. 

Cohan ft Harris have engaged Clark 
ft Verdi, the Ttalian impersonators in 
vaudeville, for the firm's new revue, to 
be produced in the fall with Raymond 
Hitchcock starred. 



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Leon Rothier, Palace. 

Zertho's Dogs, Palace. 

Hallen and Fuller (New Acts), 

Orphcum. 
J ohn O'Mallcy, Prospect. 

Chain and Templeton. 

"By Request" (Songs and Talk). 

15 Mins.; One. 

Bushwick. 

Chain and Templcton in their pres- 
ent turn are trying to get away from 
the usual stereotyped male two-act. 
The boys are employing a number of 
bits, which, when properly worked out, 
should be capable of keeping them con- 
tinuously on the big time. For an 
opening each introduces his partner. 
"All for the Love of a Girl," the only 
published number, is the first song. A 
comic, "Oh, Can't You Come Home, 
Nell?" has little real class or catchiness. 
"Jennie Dear," another of this sort, is 
good for laughs, owing to the use of 
slides, with the chorus in foreign lan- 
guages. This idea can be worked up 
until it is sure fire. There are times 
now when it drags. The Bushwick au- 
dience, a cosmopolitan assemblage, 
laughed heartily at it. Templeton is 
a nimble dancer and more could be 
done by him to good advantage. A 
medley taking in old and new songs is 
used to close. The act opened inter- 
mission and was further hindered by 
being the fourth male turn on a seven- 
act bill. 



"The Last Laugh." 
"Crook" Sketch. 
15 Mins.; Full Stage. 
City. 

"The Last Laugh" is a "crook" 
sketch that will suffice for the small 
time at this late date, and appears to 
have been built for those circuits, since 
the playing is of a similar calibre. 
The scene is a restaurant, to which 
comes an unescorted young woman. 
Informed by a waiter women are only 
allowed when male accompanied, the 
girl replies she is expecting a cousin. 
Next a man enters, maneuvers to sit 
with the girl and orders a meal. The 
waiter relieves both of their pocket- 
books, and the man secures a ring from 
the girl, unknown to her. Each then 
admits to being a crook, restoring the 
stolen property. They order a drink, 
the man placing poison in the glasses 
of the other two, but the girl changes 
them about, and the men fall from the 
table after drinking. The young 
woman then 'phones police headquar- 
ters she has caught two crooks. The 
City audience Tuesday evening ap- 
peared surprised at the ending. 



Brown and McCormick. 

Dancing. 

10 Mins.; One. 

125th Street 

These boys have a capital small time 
turn. They do some of the neatest 
stepping seen about, and also indulge 
in a few tumbles that are done with as 
much ease and grace as the daneing. 
The act is mostly confined to soft shoe 
dancing. 



Ida Fuller's Classic Revue (15). 
Spectacular Dances. 
18 Mins.; Full Stage (Exterior). 
Palace. 

Bare-legged young women in "clas- 
sical" dances, arranged and staged by 
Ida Fuller, in the Ida Fuller way, which 
mean prettiness of action, happily 
blended lighting effects, and an "at- 
mosphere" over the ensembles that 
becomes the greatest attraction about 
the turn. It's the same, only less so 
artistically and more so numerically, 
that Miss Fuller produced for William 
Morris on the New York Roof, where 
it ran some time — and drew business. 
The business end of an Ida Fuller act 
is more than a detail — it's vital; and 
thus is explained the bare-leggedness, 
without belittlirfg Miss Fuller's highly 
important part in the proceedings. The 
girls are but puppets; they dress and 
dance as they are coached. The re- 
sultant picture, also picturesqueness, go 
to Miss Fuller's credit. The dances pro- 
gramed are "Love's Awakening," "The 
Dancer's Sacrifice" and "Pastimes of 
Youth," not meaning, of course, that 
one of the pastimes of youth in these 
days is looking for bare-legged girls — 
but that doesn't hurt the cash reserve 
in the theatre's treasury. Anyhow or 
anyway, Miss Fuller has staged a 
pretty number for vaudeville. It has 
music arranged by Daniel Dore. If 
Miss Fuller is sensible, she will allow 
Mr. Dore to write some special music 
for the turn. He does that very well. 
It might be contrived to speed up a 
slight dragginess toward the close, im- 
mediately preceding the "Pastimes of 
Youth," although the "stalling" there 
is required for a change of costumes. 
This week the act is given the hard 
position of closing the big, well-bal- 
anced and exceptional playing program 
at the Palace. Miss Fuller's act held 
up the spot, an unquestioned mark of 
merit, and that it held the audience 
goes without saying, for once they 
caught a flash of those bare-legged 
ladies — well, no matter whether the 
wife wanted to beat it immediately, 
the husband was ready for a battle 
rather than to miss it. But artistic 
undraped underpinnings are worth 
looking at, anywhere, and Ida Fuller 
has done it — those legs look as well 
as they kick, besides which they should 
be able to draw. One nicely formed 
undraped leg is worth two fully-fledged 
poor war sketches on any bill any day. 

Sime. 



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"Honeyless Honeymoon.' 

Comedy Sketch. 

14 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Jefferson. 

Though the sign at the side of the 
stage does not mention the names of 
the players in "The Honeyless Honey- 
moon," another of the "suffragette" 
sketches, the act seemed to please. 
Monday nigjjt the woman playing the 
wife missed a number of her lines. 
The husband role was well taken care 
of. The juvenile part is played nicely 
by a rather neat appearing chap. The 
big climax is when the brother tells 
the husband to assert himself and be- 
come boss of his house, which he 
finally docs. The sketch cannr.t hope 
for anything better than pop time un- 
til it is bolstered up. 



Blanche Walsh and Co. (7). 
"The Spoils of War" (Drama). 
Palace. 

Next to becoming the calamity of 
Europe, it looks as though the war 
will try its best ,to wreck American 
vaudeville, if the managers continue 
permitting authors to write salacious 
sketches for the variety stages. This 
is supposed to be a neutral country, so 
the sketch writers are producing "acts" 
that can fit any clime, in war time, and 
selecting "women" instead of war for 
the main theme, using the war as a 
cloak to cover up what may be plainly 
called "dirt." This playlet Blanche 
Walsh accepted for vaudeville deals 
with the question of the liberty and 
limits soldiers of a victorious army 
may have with the women of the 
enemy. The wife of the commanding 
general appears on the scene. With 
mechanically built dialog, she pleads for 
the women of the fallen; but, according 
to the talk, she arrived too late, but 
not too late to learn her own daughter, 
by mistake, was thrust into a room full 
of drunken officers, who must have 
been fast workers. The wife, in her 
rage and despair, shot everybody in 
sight as the curtain came down. Some 
of those shot were very bad actors. 
Miss Walsh was the shooter. Her 
leading man and about the only regu- 
lar player of the company is Hallett 
Thompson, as the general. Miss Walsh's 
individual performance will bring 
her little. The sketch, by Hilliard 
Booth, is over-talky; it teaches noth- 
ing, brings up another gruesome point 
among the many this war has provided, 
mayhap recalls thoughts that mean. a 
shudder, and is plainly built for the 
box office. In this especial instance it 
is poorly built and poorly played. The 
American vaudeville managers who 
wish to cater to the nicest people, along 
with their children, cannot afford to 
foster impurities of this nature in their 
otherwise cleanly programs. Kime. 



Gallagher and Martin. 

Singing, Talking and Dancing. 

12 Mins.; One. 

125th Street 

Gallagher and Martin are the usual 
two-act. The couple could rearrange 
some of the material, which would 
bring them better results. The boy is 
a "nut" comedian who could insert 
something new in his talk, for what 
he has at present has been heard 
around for some time. He uses it to 
good results. The girl, besides being 
young and good looking, has an elab- 
orate wardrobe which she knows how 
to wear. Her imitation of Laurette 
Taylor in "Peg o' My Heart" might 
have a better finish. More dancing 
should be done, with the boy loosen- 
ing his legs up a bit, for the way he is 
going through it at present makes him 
look awkward. The couple have the 
right idea for entertainment and after 
working together for a while should 
make a good small time team. 



"Seven Hours in New York." 

Tabloid. 

1 Hr., 40 Min. (Two Acts). 

Union Square. 

Long on comedy and light on equip- 
ment and general ability, this aggrega- 
tion, coming to the Union Square after 
a season of one-nighters, looks like a 
possible contender for a position on 
the eastern tabloid line, but in certain 
spots should undergo some immediate 
strengthening to bring it up to within 
sufficient reach of perfection to warrant 
its entry as a booking possibility. The 
redeeming feature of the production 
lies solely in the book, which carries 
an excellent theme with a good series 
of complications. The male principal 
list, including Jacquez Pierce, Joseph 
Mack and Wm. Herbert, did wonder- 
fully well, but in the female contingent 
of principals there were none who ex- 
hibited sufficient ability to earn dis- 
tinction, one noticeable fault being the 
absence of a good singing voice. The 
chorus of ten measured up to expecta- 
tions in appearance, but the ensemble 
harmony was decidedly off, and the 
producers have not overreached the 
limit in generosity in equipping the 
show. Nor was there anything evi- 
dent in the staging that could be con- 
strued as novel. The story is built 
along farcical lines and carries suffi- 
cient color to warrant a much better 
equipment. The comedy is up to the 
standard, and the laughs were rather 
continual, interrupted by the usual 
numbers. Mack in an eccentric dance 
scored an individual mark, and Her- 
bert and Frances Folsom occasionally 
earned encores, the latter as a maid 
riuning somewhat ahead of her divi- 
sion in every particular. A comedy 
number, called "Chef Song," led by 
Mack, took the honors of the musical 
division, made up of several other ap- 
parently new or restrictly numbers. 
"Kentucky Lady," a ballad, scored very 
well, in the second section, also a base- 
ball number, staged with a descriptive 
background. Grace Macurda and Mar- 
gie Norworth were prominent at times, 
but permanently eclipsed by the men 
who carried the comedy section 
through. In order to maintain the pace 
established by the preceding produc- 
tion at the Square, "Seven Hours in 
New York" will have to build up in 
order to record a run that will ex- 
ceed the length carried in the title. 

Wpnn. 



Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Myers and Maude 
Kaymond, en route via auto from New 
York to San Francisco, left Monday at 
11 a. m., reaching Schenectady, N. Y. 
t]t)5 miles) at 6.30 the same evening. 



Jewell and Jordan. 

Whistlers. 

11 Mins.; One. 

Loew's Orpheum. 

Jewell and Jordan opened the show 
Tuesday night and got over in great 
shape with the audience. The act is 
not worth a better spot than "No. 2" 
on small time bills. They open with 
i doubling whistling number, after 
which one of the boys whistles an 
operatic selection. This is followed by 
!»ird imitations by the other member. A 
ballad is used for their next double, 
after which they do a rag to close. 
< >ne of the boys makes so much fuss 
over his work he is the first in line 
for the title of "The Whistling Crea- 
tore." Fraf. 



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Lillian Watson. 
Singing Comedienne. 
13 Mini.; One. 
Loew'i Orpheum. 

When you "spik" of Lillian Watson, 
you are "spiking" of one of the fanciest 
singers of Hebrew songs, for when it 
comes to putting over a Yiddish num- 
ber, this little singing comedienne has 
something on any of the singles. With 
this girl it is a matter of dialect, and 
it is quite evident she is wise enough 
to realize that this type of song is her 
forte, for she has two in her present 
repertoire. Four songs are used without 
a change of costume, but Miss Watson 
is clever enough to get over without the 
aid of an extensive wardrobe. All she 
needs is songs and a stage to sing 
them from and an audience to sing to 
and the answer is applause. After do- 
ing her four numbers at the Orpheum 
Tuesday night, she could have sung 
two additional songs, but she left the 
Y rkvillites while they were not only 
asking but clamoring for more. Her 
opening number is "Show a Little Love 
for Me," which she puts over in a quiet 
manner. This is followed by a good 
comedy song about "Charlie Chaplin's 
Feet." It is as much the manner in 
which Miss Watson sings the number 
as the song itself that gets it over. 
But it did go over, and with a bang, 
too. Her third number is "At That 
Yiddish Society Ball," which got a lot 
of laughs for her. The closing number 
is "To Horn You Spik," and Miss Wat- 
son makes a striking bit of character 
work of singing it. She is the per- 
sonification of the character embodied 
in the lyrics, and the manner in which 
she puts it over lands her high in the 
batting average of character singing 
comediennes. It is only a question of 
time before Miss Watson will be heard 
of in the bigger houses. Frtd. 



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Valmont and Reynen. 
Songs. 

10 Mini.; Three (Exterior; Farmland 
Drop). 

Harlem O. H. 

Man and woman, apparently of 
French nativity, judging from names, 
appearance and songs. This couple 
have worked up their song routine in 
a novel manner, and one that is sure 
to meet the hearty approbation of those 
long accustomed to seeing the foreign 
warblers stroll on as street entertain- 
ers or gypsies. Valmont and Reynen 
use a farm theme, being dressed as field 
hands at haying time. Cards are used 
to denote the passing of time, the 
couple changing positions to suit and 
singing meanwhile to orchestra ac- 
companiment. Each number was ren- 
dered in the French tongue. In the 
cosmopolitan neighborhoods this team 
is hound to score an unqualified hit. 
In others there is a question of doubt. 

Mark. 

Helen Shipman. 
Impersonations and Songs. 

11 Mins.; One. 
City. 

A song, named "Charlie Chaplin 
Feet," closing Helen Shipman's act. 
did the most for the young woman, 
who added a quite clever Chaplin im- 
personation to ir. But Miss Shipman 
noticeably overworks the imitation 

idea. 



PALACE. 

The very "big" show at the Palace this week 
broke Just right. It's one of those things that 
might happen every six months or once in 
eight years. The show will run through the 
week as It started Monday matinee. 

It looked as though Irving Berlin's song, 
"My Bird of Paradise," was the feature of 
the program. The audience only heard it four 
times. Helen Rook sang It first, then the 
Sextet in the Bessie Clayton act played it, to 
be followed by Fritzi Scheff, who sang it, and 
the house orchestra had it programed for an 
exit march. It might be guessed from that 
that "My Bird of Paradise" is popular. 

Mr. Berlin was very popular himself Mon- 
day afternoon around the Palace, and inci- 
dentally taught Miss Scheff something about 
handling a lyric, that should be of im- 
mense value to her. Fritzi appeared to have 
gained in experience by the night show, when 
she tried to let the audience know what she 
was singing about in Irving's latest ballad, 
"When I Leave the World Behind," that looks 
like a hit rage before it has been pub- 
lished. Miss Scheff sang the song, announcing 
Berlin as the author. The number has a pretty 
sentimental idea, but Fritzi, with her comic 
opera range, completely lost any semblance 
of enunciation in her high tones. She re- 
marked Mr. Berlin was in the house and 
would he oblige on the chorus? Irving sang 
two choruses from the center aisle. 

Enunciation for vaudeville was again illus- 
trated with Helen Rook, who recently left the 
Winter Garden show to become a single In 
vaudeville. The girl has personality, gets hor 
numbers over, has good songs to help her along, 
but is somewhat over-confident. She easily 
took care of the "No. 4" position. Among 
her numbers were "Watch Your Step" (new 
Berlin song), and "Paradise," during the last 
verse of which she gave an imitation of Al 
Jolson that clinched her success. Up to that 
time Miss Rook had done fairly well, getting 
a couple of good laughs with the comic "Step" 
song and nicely delivering "Bulletins" while 
"Kentucky Home" seems to be making a hit 
of itself without any material assistance from 
any one. 

The laughing and applause hit of the bill 
was Chick Sale, next to closing, with his 
"Country School Entertainment," that is en- 
tertainment. Sale does many types of the 
rural, all recognizable and enjoyable. For a 
tall fellow, he gets his impressions over very 
strongly. A matter of note are some re- 
markable quick changes, though but of the 
strip variety. Sale is a turn altogether new 
in material to the east and he will have no 
difficulty or should have none In repeating his 
Palace success at any house. The turn fin- 
ishes badly by the gawk dance done by him. 
It's too restricted in previous matter to use 
that. An abrupt exit in the first clothes worn 
would do. Sale has an act that doesn't need 
a finish. 

Another "name" on the program was 
Blanche Walsh with a war sketch (New Acts.) 
It was tucked away "No. 3" and soon for- 
gotten but the sketch Is a bad boy while In 
sight. Claude Golden had to go on "No. 2," 
although it wasn't so very hard and he has no 
complaint. They liked him. A Charlie Chap- 
lin Essanay. "By the Sea," opened. In It 
Chaplin went back to first principles, slap 
stick and falls from the original Karno stuff. 
It didn't look well. Chaplin at one time ap- 
peared to be making his own comedy, by pan- 
tomime mostly, using the rough stuff incident- 
ally, but It seems as though the Essanay are 
working him too much and too hard. In mat- 
ter like "By the Sea" Chaplin appears to be 
his own scenario writer, director and com- 
pany. There's not much fun in it for any- 
body below the gallery in the Palsce. The 
Gaudsmldts with their comedy and well 
trained dogs nicely opened the bill. Doyle and 
Dixon appeared after intermission, followed 
by Miss Scheff, who is upholding her reputa- 
tion as a chic dresser, but did nothing much 
beyond wearing clothes (without changing), 
although she had about the prettiest parlor 
set (new) that has ever been seen on a vaude- 
ville stage. Elmer Rogers, manager of the 
Palace, Is said to have arranged \\. 

Miss Scheff opened with a light number, 
using the orchestra only, had a medley of pop 
songs, with "Kiss Me" to follow, then the 
Berlin number, which greatly helped her. 

The Bessie Clayton dancing act that de- 
pends so much on the six rag musicians In 
It closed the first half. What work Miss 
Clayton does, she does well, of course, but 
It's now 80 per cent, the musical sextet after 
all. Another dancing act. Ida Fuller's Re- 
vue (New Acts) closed the performance 
before a capacity house Monday night, some- 
thing that has not happened at the Pal- 
ace for a long while on that evening. It may 
have been Hammcrntein's closing or the weath- 
er, but likely It. was Just the show. It looked 
big on paper, played big on the stage and Is 
»hout the best straight vaudeville program of 
this season. Bimr. 

AMERICAN ROOF. 

Business took a decided Jump over lnsl 
week, the Monday night gathering running 
close to the average. A good sm;ill time pro- 
gram was on hand with I.ala Selblnl topllned. 
Miss Selblnl Is supported by two assistants. 
"n«» a pretty Miss and tin- other n colored 

'hap who strikes for comedy. A rood p-per- 
t^lre of stunts In which the versatility of the 
principal Is exploited, combined with the gen- 
< ral attractiveness of MIsh Pelhlnl makes her 
xneclalty a splendid addition to imy program 
;*nd a strong contender for big time possibil- 
ities. A dlsplav of archery stood out In her 
routine and gathered the most responsive ap- 
plause. The painting bit mleht he ellrnln.it- i 
and tbe encore could be better shown on ti>» 



full stage. In skin tights. Miss Selblnl will 
hold any pop audience, for she has been graced 
with more than the average portion of beauty 
and figure. She closed a decided hit. 

After the Harringtons had exhibited a mild 
routine on the revolving ladders, Solly Lee 
(the ex-Hammersteln ticket taker) entertained 
In "one" with a series of popular songs, clos- 
ing with "Jane" in which he waa assisted by 
a young woman in a stage box. Solly was 
recognized upon his initial entrance (wearing 
his uniform) and accorded a generous recep- 
tion second only to the one handed him upon 
his finale. 

Knowles and White have a nifty little turn 
in "one" with a few good numbers and par- 
ticularly good talk. The appearance of the 
duo calls for especial comment. They made 
good with apparent ease. Closing the first 
section was Carman's Minstrels carrying a sex- 
tet of principals besides the interlocutor, Nor- 
ine Carman. The turn also carries a special 
set and makes a good flash for the better 
grade of "pop" houses. It held up the spot 
without any trouble and eventually corralled 
one of the evening's hits. An eccentric dance 
by the end men together with an audience 
number utilized for a closer brought the best 
individual returns. 

Nip and Tuck opened the second part with 
a comedy acrobatic turn in "one." The rou- 
tine Includes some good fast work, little stall- 
ing and a dash of appropriate comedy. They 
gave the second section a flying start after 
which "The Tamer," one of the few good 
comedy sketches on the small time, continued 
the good work. 

Pealson and Goldie held the next to closing 
position and were liberally applauded. The 
straight man is somewhat above the average, 
carrying a clear enunciation in addition to 
a fairly good singing voice while the pair hold 
sufficient of the required personality to team 
nicely. The Seaburys, modern dancers, closed. 

Wynn. 

FIFTH AVENUE. 

The Fifth Avenue la the only house on 

Broadway below 38th street that still has its 

lights burning. Within the past week Wal- 

lack's and the Herald Square have been given 

over to the wrecker and Weber's and Daly's 

are dark. It Is only a question of a short 
time before these theatrical landmarks will 
also disappear. 

Today the Fifth Avenue has practically no 
opposition whatever of any sort In the lower 
section, excepting Loew's Greely Square on 
«th avenue. But In spite of the fact that 
things theatrical are passing from the neigh- 
borhood there was a good-sized audience pres- 
ent there Monday night. 

Seven acts of vaudeville and pictures were 
the attraction with Jos. Hart's "Telephone 
Tangle" headlining. The Hart act was easily 
the laughing hit of the hill, but the applause 
honors went to the Primrose Four. The bill 
In Its entirety, however, smacked more of the 
big time flavor than It did of pop vaudeville. 

The Six Musical Splllers opened the show, 
getting very little with their early work but 
going over In great shape on the xylophones. 
The "ragging" of an operatic selection at the 
close got the applause honors of the act. Harry 
and Augusta Turpln with their singing and 
talking skit held the second spot and did 
fairly well. The drop that the team Is using 
would stand touching up wKh a little paint 
and tend to Improve the general appearance 
of the act. The closing numbers do not get 
over as well aa they might, the man's solo get- 
ting hardly any return. 

Lillian Goldsmith has secured a new partner 
In Lou Archer, something of an asset to the 
act, as he Is a classy appearing little fellow 
who can step and sing. The act had a few 
rough edges Monday night but with a little 
work it should shape up nicely. The opening 
in "one" has some new numbers that get 
over very well. The rag In use to close the 
portion of the act In "one" Is not quite aa 
strong as It might be and does not pull enough 
applause to always guarantee the bows nec- 
essary to get Into the "Siren" dance, finishing 
the act. This latter went over very strong. 
The wave and storm effects Miss Goldsmith 
uses bring the act under the production classi- 
fication although there are only two people 
In It. A Charlie Chaplin came next and then 
Frank Crumit. who had, as tbe hit of his act. 
"Shooting the Bull Around tbe Bulletin Board." 
This he followed with a parody encore num- 
ber closing strong. "The Telephone Tangle" 
next was the laugh hit. 

The Primrose Four sang "Walt Till My 
Ship Comes In" and followed with "Jane," 
" Dancing Neath the Irish Moon." "Sweet 
Marie" (which though old was an applause 
hit) and closed with "Night Time Down in 
Dixieland." They went over so big that they 
were forced to sing "Bobbin' ITp and Down" 
as an encore. Closing the show Zeno, Jordan 
and Zeno held the audience in. Frrd. 

86TH ST. ORPHEUM. 

Tuesday night Loew's Orpheum on 86th 
street "vas packed to the doors. Some sort of 
a special coupon out for admlsalon but those 
that came along about eight o'clock were all 
cash customers and visited the box office be- 
fore coming through the door. A little after 
eight a double line of standees at the back 
of the house. The late comers kept the house 
full until the close of the show. 

Seven n«ts and four pictures made the bill 
which ran from a few minutes after eight 
until after eleven. The first Installment of a 
new serin I was nhown In the centre of the 
hill. The other pictures were n Keystone (to 
open the show) followed by a Blogrnph and a 
Weekly to close. 

The vaudeville section was opened hv Jewell 



and Jordan (New Acta) In a whistling spe- 
cialty. The boys got over nicely. They were 
followed by Lillian Watson (New Acta) in 
songs. She was one of the real hits of the 
bill. Preceding the serial Mykoff and Vanity 
did three dances. The team are closing with 
a cake-walk number tha\ got over finely with 
the small time audiences. The music for It 
might have been selected with greater care 
and would have added materially to the dance 
had they had a medley of the old "coon" 
songs. 

The Tlerney Four followed the picture and 
were a hit with this audience. They could do 
much better if procuring new numbers for 
toward the finish. Ryan and Richfield, after 
them, presented "Mag Haggerty's Fathers," 
and were the laughing hit of the bill. 

Roubel Sims was next to closing and fared 
nicely. The Velde Trio (under the name of 
Dedlc Velde Trio) closed the show and did 
real well. The act has been Improved since 
seen at the Union Square some months ago, 
by the man doing a Chaplin Imitation through- 
out the turn. He gets a lot of laughs by his 
falls and the manner in which he puts the im- 
personation over shows that he has studied 
the Chaplain pictures for some time. They 
held the audience in nicely and are now strong 
enough to get on the better bills in closing 
spots. Fred. 

HARLEM OPERA HOUSE. 

One can travel a long way before he will 
run full tilt Into a vaudeville show as typical- 
ly cosmopolitan as the one Manager Swift 
served to the patrons of the Harlem O. H. 
Tuesday night. The business was Immense. 
Uustairs and down they were hanging on by 
their eyebrows and It was raining too at that. 
Judging from the applause bestowed upon the 
show It must have given general satisfaction. 

There was something to please the masses. 
If It wasn't a slangy skit there was an Irish 
comedy sketch for their edification. And 
those who didn't fancy either of the sketches 
had their choice of pictures, a French sing- 
ing duo, a dancing turn, acrobatics, an Ameri- 
can singing "single" and a brass band. If 
this Isn't a cosmopolitan conglomeration then 
there must be another angle to the word 
"cosmopolitan." 

When Announcer Bent made a spicy talk 
from the boxes about what the Harlem house 
was going to do the audience listened atten- 
tively and applauded when he had finished. 
This line of talk as handed out has been quite 
a booster in all the Fam. Dept. time houses. 

After the opening movie display the Swain- 
Ostman Trio, acrobats, opened the show. 
Rena Arnold was next with a pleasing little 
turn that brought the young woman big re- 
turns when she flashed that red hunting coat, 
red boots and white pants, and invited the 
boy to whistle the chorus of the topneal song 
refrains used In a medley. This number is 
ber piece de resistance and Is surflre in the 
pop houses. Miss Arnold has an attractive 
personality and makes a number of wardrobe 
changes without leaving the stage. Dan Kus- 
sell and Co. found ready favor with a sketch. 

Lew and Mollle Hunting became big favor- 
ites following the O. T. Flske sketch and the 
singing turn of Valmont and Reynen, under 
New Acts. Miss Hunting's hard shoe dancing 
and Lew's eccentric acrobats had tbe folks ap- 
plauding for more. 

The show closed with the headline act, 
Maurice Levi and Invisible Band, which made 
a great closer for this house. The act has 
little that's ne waside from a few of Remick's 
popular song choruses. The presidential re- 
view Is more timely at present than a few sea- 
ions ago, due to the war conditions abroad. 

Jforfc. 



125TH STREET. 

A change in the weather brought tbe Har- 

Umltes out In full force Monday night and the 

125th Street took in its share of attendance. 

The house was well seated and quite a few 

were satisfied with standing room on the lower 

floor and balcony. Although the show was 
not the best seen at this house it gave a good 
night's entertainment with plenty of "nut" 
comedy sprinkled through It. Six acts, A sin- 
gle reel Pathe pictures and the Boaworth fea- 
ture "Hypocrites" comprised the bill. 

Joo Burton and Co. pried things open with 
a sketch that hardly fits the former burlesque 
comedian's style. Although it will keep him 
busy on the small time, he would be doing 
himself more justice by remodeling It or get- 
ting something new to fit tbe character. An 
opening spot for a sketch covering about 20 
minutes Is some bad spot but at that the art 
passed. Eddie Borden, tbe first of the "nut" 
comedians, started them laughing with bis 
funny talk and kept them In that humor 
throughout. He continually asked for ap- 
plause which seems to be a part of his talk, 
but should be dropped. 

A new installation or slides Including some 
of the latest song hits were placed on the 
screen and the audience was asked to hold 
their own contest. If this new policy is to 
he continued It would he advisable to engage 
■ singer to get the audience started, for It was 
not until after a few slides passed that they 
took to It. Brown and McCormlck kept things 
lively with their dancing after which Eva Fay 
scored heavily. Miss Fay seemed to be in 
good humor for most of her questions were 
regarding marriage and a few hits here and 
there kept them laughing. Miss Fay passed 
off with one of the hits of the show. Galla- 
gher and Martin (New Acts) found the audl- 
« nee a little, cold early hut they soon warmed 
up and walked off with a fair sized bit. Jolly 
.fi'hnnle tones dosed and lost a few through his 
poor opening on the wire, but soon had them 
appreciating; his good work on the wire. 



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FILM FIRMS NOT PERMITTED TO 
OVERLOOK TELEPHONE RATES 



Company Contends that Picture People Are a Bad Risk and 
Cut Off Service Unless Payments Are Made Promptly 

No Credit Extended. 



The telephone company is close on 
the heels of all its subscribers who are 
not prompt with their payments, among 
which are many of the film concerns 
who are very apt to let a little thing 
like a telephone bill slip. A few weeks 
ci no money and the film office is noti- 
fied that if cash is not handed over with 
rapidity all 'phone connection will be 
cut off. 

A suave representative of the com- 
pany calls and if npthing is forthcoming 
the cutting off of the lines is put in 
force. The telephone company is said 
to have lost more through picture con- 
cerns not paying than any other line 
of business. 



EXPLAINING STOCK DROP. 

In the Weekly Market Letter, dated 
April 22, issued by Jones & Baker, a 
brokerage concern which appears to 
have been active in handling World 
Film stock for some time, the letter 
comments upon the drop of that stock 
♦o $3.50 (par value, $5). The letter 
■ays: "The drop is said to have been 
due to the fact that a very large stock- 
holder, who is a trader on the Stock 
Exchange, was caught short of Bethle- 
hem Steel and forced to sell his World 
Film and other stocks to cover. In any 
case we believe stockholders have no 
occasion to be alarmed and should in 
fact take advantage of prevailing prices 
and average down the cost of their 
holdings." 

World Film stock closed last week 
to a $4 quotation on the curb market. 
Its high point is said to have been 
$4.62 T /£ on the curb. The company is 
a Virginia corporation, capitalized at 
$2,000,000, nearly all issued. 

The recent election of George B. Cox. 
of Cincinnati, to the presidency of the 
World Film is believed to have some 
stock market bearing, although Cox 
and some associates are reported hav- 
ing placed a large investment with the 
concern. 

In the same firm's market letter of 
March 11, the year's receipts of the 
World Film were given, in 1914, $876.- 
808; for 1913. $1,103,077; surplus (1914). 
$719,885; surplus (1913). $403,076. It 
was stated a dividend of \)i per cent, 
would be paid on the preferred stock 
April 1. 

A statement is made in one of Jones 
& Baker's Weekly Market Letters that 
the World Film net earnings are 40 per 
cent, of its crross receipts. It was men- 
tioned in the same paragraph that al- 
though the figure might seem unusually 
large the Syndicate Film Corporation 
had paid dividends of 103 per cejit. dur- 
ing its last fiscal year. In the same 
issue and afterward the letters bore in 
an important way upon the prominence 



of the managers, stars and plays con- 
trolled for pictures by the World Film. 

The name of William A. Brady, a 
figure in connection with the World 
Film, has been mentioned of late as deal- 
ing in Bethlehem Steel stock. Mr. Brady 
is said to have made a good sized profit 
on his market dealings, although noth- 
ing was reported about Mr. Brady hav- 
ing "unloaded" any World Film stock. 

The Syndicate Film Co. was or- 
ganized by the late Charles J. Hite to 
handle the first film serial, "The Mil- 
lion Dollar Mystery." Up to the last 
report of that concern, the "Mystery" 
serial had netted its promoters $514,000. 



CLARA KIMBALL YOUNG JUMPS. 

Clara Kimball Young is said to have 
left the World Film forces unexpect- 
edly and joined Fox. 

The World is understood to be plan- 
ning a fight to retain Miss Young's 
services, claiming she violated a signed 
agreement. 

In private life Miss Young is the wife 
of James Young, the World director. 



WALLACE REID DISCHARGED. 

Los Angeles, May 5. 
Wallace Reid, the coast picture star, 
was released on the charge of man- 
slaughter in connection with the auto- 
mobile accident in which Reid's ma- 
chine killed Harry Craig. The case 
was dismissed. 



TITLE NOT LIKED. 

Chicago, May 5. 
The Chicago Board of Film Censors 
would not stand for the title of a fea- 
ture called "With Serbs and Austrians." 
The picture dealt with the horrors of 
the war. 



MUTUAL GIRL IN STOCK. 

Norma Phillips, well known to 
movie patrons as "The Mutual Girl." 
is to make her stage debut in stock 
at Miner's Bronx with the Ornstein 
Players in "Baby Mine" on May 17. 



Investigating Mall Advertiser. 

Chicago, May 5. 
Gilbert Shorter, who has received 
publicity of the undesirable kind lately, 
is being investigated by the U. S. pos- 
tal authorities in connection with his 
school of acting, advertised through 
the malls. 



12,000 Capacity at Madison Square. 

It is said that when Madison Square 
Garden opens about the middle of May 
with a picture policy, the seating ca- 
pacity will be 12.000. The Arena Am- 
usement Co. will run the house. In- 
terested are Messrs. Wellman, Foss and 
Hoop. 



STILL SEEKING STARS. 

The wild scramble after stars from 
the legitimate field on the part of the 
feature producing concerns still contin- 
ues with unabated vigor. The Uni- 
versal has been the most active in sign- 
ing names. The Universal only lately 
awoke to the fact if they wanted to 
produce features with names that it 
would cost some money, but once hav- 
ing realized that such was the case its 
raid on the market of available mate- 
rial sent the prices soaring. 

Among the names captured by the U. 
are Wilton Lackaye, Nat C. Goodwin, 
Helen Ware, Julia Dean, Emmett Cor- 
rigan, Lawrence D'Orsay, Florence 
Reed, Blanche Walsh, Kelcy and Shan- 
non, Frank Keenan, Henry E. Dixey 
and Ward and Vokes. 

The prices quoted along the street 
during the week for material that has 
been holding out are as follows: Evelyn 
Nesbit, $2,500 a week for three weeks; 
Mme. Nazimova, $1,500 a week; Julian 
Eltinge, $2,500 a week for four weeks 
and all expenses; Cyril Maude, the 
English star, $1,500. Frank Keenan's 
price is said to be $3,000 for each pic- 
ture. 

The picture producers have discov- 
ered the market in plays available for 
picture productions is running dry and 
have turned their efforts to securing 
musical comedy books of past suc- 
cesses that have had sufficient plot. 



BLOWING UP A MANSION. 

The Pyramid, Edwin August, di- 
rector, has purchased the old J. Pier- 
pent Morgan mansion which is located 
on a lonely hill near Woodland. This 
big house will be blown up in a pic- 
ture August is writing. 

The Pyramid is to have a portable 
summer studio in the Berkshires. Ruth 
Blair, Iva Shepard, Bill Bailey and 
Harry Mainhall will spend the heated 
months there making films. 



PAID CIRCUS FOR SCENES. 

The Frank A. Robbins Shows opened 
in Trenton, N. J., last week. The 
Universal paid Robbins $1,500 to permit 
the Victor (with Mary Fuller and sup- 
porting players) to use the ring for 
film scenes. 



EDWARD SHELDON'S SCENARIO. 

Edward Sheldon during the coming 
summer is to write a piece exclusively 
for the camera, to serve as the second 
film production with Holbrook Blinn. 
This is the first time that Mr. Sheldon 
has ever written for film form first. 



FORBES ROBERTSON'S FIGURE. 

Negotiations are on for Forbes Rob- 
ertson to play in a big feature picture 
with Robertson holding out for more 
money than offered. 

Robertson asked $25,000 when first 
approached and the makers offered 
him $17,500. 



CHEVALIER FILM HERE. 

Albert Chevalier, the English music 
hall star, will make his first film ap- 
pearance in a version of "The Middle- 
man," by Henry Arthur Jones, the fea- 
ture being made by the London Film 
Co. and handled here by the Cosmos- 
fotofilm Co. 



6,000 "EXTRAS" HANDY. 

Ithaca, N. Y., May 5. 

Theodore and Leopold Wharton, the 
producers of "The Exploits of Elaine," 
have secured Renwick Park, on Cayuga 
Lake, here and will convert it into a 
picture studio. The park has an area 
of 45 acres and some of the wildest 
scenery in the east. All of the pavil- 
lions in the park will be converted to 
the use of the picture manufacturing 
plant. There will be two indoor 
studios, 70 by 90 feet, and an outdoor 
platform, 60 by 60. 

The Whartons will take possession 
May 30. They say that they have the 
greatest class of "extras" in the coun- 
try in the students at Cornell, who 
number 6,000, embracing every race 
and nationality. 



A. H. WOODS IN FILM. 

The film market is to gain a new pro- 
ducer, A. H. Woods, who is yet un- 
decided how he will enter that field. 

The summer may be half passed away 
before the producer of many legitimate 
money makers will settle upon his film 
policy and plans. 



DIRECTOR REFUSED $12,000. 

Robert Milton is said to have refused 
?i: offer of $12,000 annually from Edwin 
Thanhouser to become principal di- 
rector of dramas at the Thanhouser 
Studio. Milton has not directed a pic- 
ture as yet, but is one of the best 
known stage directors for farce and 
drama in New York. 



LEGITS STILL SIGNING. 

The latest legitimates to sign a pic- 
ture contract are DeWolf Hopper and 
Virginia Pearson (Vitagraph). 

John Mason is announced as a forth- 
coming Famous Players star. An effort 
is on to sign Otis Skinner. Two con- 
cerns are said to have made him an 
offer. 

WRITER'S BREAKDOWN. 

Marguerite Bertsch, scenario chief of 
the Vitagraph staff, whose last work 
was the screen adaptation of the Rob- 
ert Edeson feature, "Mort Main," sui- 
fered a nervous breakdown at the Vita 
studios Tuesday. 

Overwork is the cause of her condi- 
tion, and she will have to take a good 
rest before returning to her scenario 
work. 



Plant for Animal Pictures. 

Los Angeles, May 5. 
Construction work on the new plant 
of the David A. Horsley Film Co., to be 
operated in conjunction with the Bos- 
tock Animal Arena and Farm (recently 
established here by Mr. Horsley) is 
advancing rapidly and will be ready for 
operation within a week or so. Fifty 
thousand dollars are invested. The 
Bostock plant represents an outlay of 
$110,000. The company will make prin- 
cipally animal pictures. 



Weber-Fields Films Sold. 
The Weber & Fields-Kinemacolor 
Co., which made the first comics with 
the two famous derman comedians, 
has sold the three one-reelers it had 
to the World Film. 



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FILM FLASHES 



AnlU Stewart U contemplating a cult against 
the picture department of a Sunday nowapaper 
In New York. She haa Inetructed her law- 
yers to start the action and she will be backed 
in this decision by the Vltagraph company. 



The screen debut of Blllle Reeves (the orig- 
inal Drunk) Is scheduled for May 15, when 
the Lubln comedy, "The Substitute," will be 
releaaed. A weekly comic release will be made 
of the comedian. 



Lubln has put Into film form the Drury 

Lane melodrama, "The Qreat Ruby." The 

cast Includes Ada Rehan, Blanche Bates and 
Charlea Rlchmaa. 



The producers of the feature, "Prohibition," 
gave a private showing recently at the Broad- 
way theatre at 2 o'clock in the morning to 
which only drunkards were Invited. Robert 
T. Kane, of the company, exploiting the pic- 
ture, offered a prise of $100 to the derelict 
writing the best story on the picture. Don- 
ald Hobert French, who was an Australian 
newspaperman, won the prize. 



Mrs. Sadie Llndblom, president of the Lib- 
erty Film Company, of San Mateo and wife 
of C. O. Llndblom, a wealthy Alaskan mining 
man who financed the film company, haa 
commenced suit in Redwood City, Cal., against 
the company for recovery of $7,000. The 
amount abe alleges In her suit was loaned 
to the company which was disbanded tem- 
porarily. 



The "Rags" feature, with Mary Pickford, 
is a film adaptation from the former play, 
"The Dawn of Tomorrow." 



It is almost a certainty that before the 
summer la well under way Rolfe may move 
all of Its picture companies to the studio 
In Yonkers, N. Y. This would bring east the 
players now at work at the Boyle Heights, 
Los Angeles. An agreement In that event 
will be reached by Rolfe with the Mlttenthals 
who control the Yonkers' site. 



Moroeco has completed Its feature, "The 
Wild Olive," and haa turned its attention to 
a new flve-reeler, which may be entitled 
"The Turkish Rug." Oscar Apfel Is doing 
the directing. Myrtle Steadman is the Orien- 
tal dancer. There will be two leading women. 



Charles Olblyn and Murdock MacQuarrle, 
U directors, have Joined In the feature making 
of "A Daughter of Israel," by Bruno Lesslng, 
with MacQuarrle In one of the leading roles. 



Don Meaney, who went from New York to 
the Pacific Coast lo do press work for the 
Universal, put his hand to scenario writing 
with the result that he Is now a regular film 
writer of Big U brands. 



Reports say a raft of eastern newspaper 
men are now on the coast writing picture 
scripts. 



James B. Connolly, short-story writer, is 
under contract to write scenarios for the 
Major Film Co., of Los Angeles. He is the 
author of "The Trawlers," which won the 
Collier's $2,600 story contest. 

Donald Brian is going to the coast this 
summer to engage In feature film work for 
Lasky. 



The Booth Tarklngton Penrod Schofield boy 
stories, published in the Cosmopolitan under 
the title of "Penrod" are to be plcturlzed. 



Film salesmen, making Minneapolis, say 
Mayor Nye is doing picture censoring along 
his own lines and that he recently took ex- 
ceptions to parts of "Hypocrites" and "The 
Nigger," besides "Three Weeks." 



Charles Lamb Is with the new Venus Film 
Corporation. 

Renla Valdez has signed with the Ideal 
(United). 



The picture company which has been making 
Supcrba productions for tbe United Service 
has returned from a six weeks' trip through 
the south. This Is the first company to travel 
from town to town In making Its pictures. 
Tbe same people, under Director Hutchinson, 
will leave in two weeks for a trip that will 
carry them well Into the summer, up through 
New England and Canada. 

Frank Norcross Is studio manager of the 
Frohman Amusement Corp. 

The Frohman Amusement Co. is at work 
on "Just Out of College," the George Ade 
play produced several years ago. 

Fox Is not going to make a Aim feature of 
"The Grain of Dust" after all. This is the 
David Graham Phillips story on which the 
Fox people took an option from Phillips' sis- 
ter, Mrs. Carolyn Frevert, but for some reason 
Fox failed to take advantago of It. Several 
other companies are negotiating for the piece 
and one expects to get it for a summer fea- 
ture. 



Wllmuth Mcrkyl makes his first Aim ap- 
pearance with the Kalem In a three-act fea- 
ture entitled "Wife for Wife." from John A. 
Stevens' novel. 



Hazel Applegate, formerly of the Eaaanay, 
Ik In New York making new picture connec- 
tions. 



Theodore Wharton, one of the producers of 
"The Exploits of Elaine," waa treasurer at 
Hammersteln's about eight years ago. 



Alrdome men are waiting for the hot weath- 
er to get under way while many of the win- 
ter theatre nlin men want the cold nights to 
last for some weeks to come. 



nilly Sunday, the evangelist, is out In print 
saying ho had turned down a film offer of 
$175,000 for a year. 



Charlea E. Van Loan, the former baaeball 
writer, now doing magazine stories, is the au- 
thor of "Little Sunset," which Bosworth will 
make Into a feature. It's a baseball story with 
Gordon Griffith, the child actor, In a prin- 
cipal role. 



At last the Vltagraph theatre haa crumbled 
Its fancy admission prices and a summer rate 
haa gone Into effect. 

The Vita Company has made great strides 
with Its big studio plant at Bayside, L. 1.. 
where the tract and building coat la estimated 
at $600,000. 

Vera Michelena la starred In the "Phyllis of 
the Sierras" feature which la marked for 
releaae June 28. 



Maude Odell, with the Princess theatre pro- 
duction "Nobody Home,' has been engaged by 
the Famous Players to sppear in "The Fatal 
Drama," in which Hazel Dawn and John 
Mason are also to play. 

The World Comedy Stars Co., which shut 
down operations at the WiUat studio, Jersey 
City, is paying its people. From the re- 
ports circulated the company will not make 
any new comedy pictures In the near future. 

Charles Arnold has severed connections with 
the Edlscn and has gone to Scranton. 

Walter Heirs, formerly Lubln's Fat Boy, 
has been engaged for the Frohman Amuse- 
ment Corp. production of "Just Out of Col- 
lege," by George Ade. 

Mrs. Otis Skinner has turned to scenario 
writing and her film subject Is entitled "Love 
Finds a Way," which Sellg releases In 1,000 
feet May 10. 

Billy B. Van and Robert Russell have signed 
a partnership agreement to make comedlea un- 
der the name of "The Equity Brand." The 
pictures will be '.oduced at Van's home at 
George's Mills, N. H. 



Eugene O'Brien plays the featured role In 
"The Indian Diamond," releaaed June 7. 

Several companies are after Bert Williams' 
service for pictures this summer. 

Work on the Drako feature of "York State 
Folks" will start around June 1. 



William D. Taylor Is now an important 
member of the American forces. 



William Haddock, formerly with the All- 
Star and Eclair, haa signed with Kalem to 
produce some special two-reelers for that com- 
pany this summer. 

Francis Bushman makea his shift from the 
Essanay forces to the Metro next week, go- 
ing to Santa Monica, Cal., to begin work on 
the new featurea for the latter. 



"After Dark," the old meller, aa a feature 
will be releaaed June 21. The principal player 
will be Alec Francis. 



"The Dingbats" haa been completed as film 
subject. In the principal role of Dingbat is 
Will Phllbrlck. 



Plans are afoot to reopen work at the Co- 
lonial studio. Tbe Colonial picture place at 
one time an old church was used aa the Froh- 
man storehouse prior to ks occupancy by the 
Colonial people. 

The Knickerbocker brand of the General 
Film Co. will releaae its first picture shortly. 



Ernest Truax has been signed by the Vlta- 
graph. 



The great number of people who call to see 
Lewis J. Selznlck of the Wold Film haa made 
it necessary for the picture company officer 



RELEASED NEXT WEEK (May 10 It Hay 15, isc) 



GENERAL 

Vltagraph .... V 

Biograph u 

Kalem K 

Lnbln L 

Pathe Pthe 

Selig S 

Edison E 

Essanay S-A 

Kleine Kl 

Meliea Mel 

Ambroslo .. Amb 
Columbus ... Col 

Mine 

Knickerbocker 

Kkbr 



MANUFACTURERS INDICATED 1Y ABBREVIATIONS* V1Z.I 



UNIVERSAL 

Imp I 

Bison B101 

Nestor ~. N 

Powers P 

Eclair Eclr 

Rex Ra 

Frontier ... Fr»t 

Victor Vic 

Gold Seal G S 

Joker J 

UniTereal Ike UI 
Sterling .... Ster 

BigU B U 

L.-K. O ..L K O 
Laemmle .... Lie 



MUTUAL 

American A 

Keystone ... Key 

Reliance lei 

Majestic .... Ma] 
Thsnhouser ... T 
Kay -Bee .... K B 
Domino .... Doss 

Mutual M 

Princess Pr 

Komlo Ko 

Beauty Be 

Apollo Apo 

Royal t 

Lion La 

Hepworth H 

Pal staff F 



UNITED 

Gaumont ... Gau 
Superba .... 9mp 
Empress ... Ess* 
St. Louis ... St L 

Lariat Lai 

Husasaology .. H 

Luna Luna 

Grandin .. Grand 
Retno .. 

Ideal Ideal 

Starlight ... Star 

Regent Reg 

MiHer Bros 101 

Premier . . • Ireui 

Cameo Cam 

United Utd 



RJUTBJUON 

£arsgva .... Par 
mta Barbara S B 
Alhambra .... Al 
Thistle .... Thee 

Monty Mt 

Punchinello ..Pen 

Trump Tr» 

Pyramid ... Pyrd 



Kblege 
Navajo .. 

C K. 

Kriterion 



.Nav 
CK 
Krit 



The subject is Li one reel of sbout 1.000 feet unless otherwise noted. 



MAY 10-M0NDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Altar of Ambition, 2-reel dr, 
A ; Keystone title not announced ; At the Hour 
of Eleven, dr, Rel. 

GENERAL — A Much Needed Lesson, com-dr, 
B ; The Strength of Love, dr (Bth of the Road 
O' Strife series), L; The Ingratitude of Liz 
Taylor, 2-reel com-dr, and Hearst-Sellg News 
Pictorial, S ; The Jarre Visit Arcadia, com, V ; 
Her Proper Place, 3- reel dr, E ; Home-coming, 
dr, S-A. 

UNIVERSAL— Uncle's New Blazer, com, I ; 
The Girl Who Had a Soul, 3-reel dr, Vic. 
. UNITED— A Country Lad, 2-reel dr, I. 

MAY 1 ^TUESDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Song of the Heart, 2-reel dr, 
T ; The Smuggler, dr, Maj ; Life's Staircase, 
dr, Be. 

GENERAL— The Confession, dr, B ; Who 
Stole the Doggies, and a Hot Time in Punk- 
vllle, split-reel com, L ; The Yellow Streak, 
dr, S; The Girl Wbo MlKbt Have Been, 3- 
reel dr, V ; An Innocent Thief, dr, E ; Means 
and Morals, 2-reel dr, S-A. 

UNIVERSAL— A Shot in the Dark, dr, and 
an educational subject, split-reel, Rx ; He Fell 
In the Park, com, and Seeing India, scenic, 
split-reel, N ; The Torrent, 2-reel dr, O. S. 

UNITED— His Initiation, com, Sup. 

MAY 12-^WEDNESDAY. 

MUTUAL — The Broken Window, com-dr, A ; 
His Affianced Wife, 2-reel dr, Br; The Son of 
the Dog, dr, Rel. 

GENERAL— Scotty Weed's Alibi, 2-rcel dr, 
(an episode of the "Girl Detective" series), K ; 
Who Bears Malice, 2-recl dr, L; The Last of 
the Stills, S ; When a Fellow's Nose Is Out of 
Joint, com-dr, V ; Nearly a Scandal, com, E ; 
The Fable of "The Hlghrollcr, and the Buzzing 
Blondlne," com, S-A ; The Kick Out, 3-reel 
dr, Kkbr. 

UNIVERSAL-Proflt and Loss, 2-reel dr. 
Lie ; A Stool Pigeon's Revenge, com, LK-0 ; 
Universal Animated Weekly, No. Ififl, U. 

UNITED— In Her Daddy's Footsteps, 2-rtcl 
com-dr, Grand. 



MAY 1S-THURSDAY 

MUTUAL— The Shoal Light, 2-reel dr, Dom ; 
Keystone title not announced ; Mutual Weekly, 
No. 10, M. 

GENERAL— The Sheriff's Btory, dr, B; The 
Gray Horror, 3-reel dr, L; Hearst-Sellg News 
Pictorial, No. 38, 8; To Save Him for His 
Wife, com-dr, V ; Bweedie In Vaudeville, com, 
S-A ; The Trouble Maker, and Doctor Monko, 
Split-reel, Ml. 

UNIVERSAL— A Burled City, educ, B U; 
An Idyll of the Hills, 2-reel dr, Rx ; Pokes 
and J abbs, com, Ster. 

UNITED— How Allopath Conquered Boneo- 
path. com, Luna ; Tough Luck, com, Star. 



to Issue cards In advance to those who are to 
see him immediately. 

Bertram M. Wolff haa sailed tor Europe to 
establish a branch abroad for the Art Film 
Sales Co., whose ftrst film la "The Stubborn- 
ness of Oeraldlne " in which Laura Nelson 
Hall la featured. The feature will be releaaed 
May 19. 

Robert Edeson Inherited $100,000 In rloe 
lands near Houma, La., in a will left by his 
uncle, Win. Henry Bdeeon. who died recently. 

The Headline Amusement Co. haa entered 
the picture field to specialise In one-reel com- 
edies, aimed to pleaae woman and children 
particularly. 

Donald McKenzle Is directing a five-roel 
feature for Pathe. 



MAY 14— FRIDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Human Octopus, 2-rcel dr, 
K B ; Ferdy Fink's Flirtations, com, F ; Mikes 
Elopement, dr, Rel. 

GENERAL— The Little Scapegoat, dr, B; 
Tbe Black Ring, 3-reel dr, and Sinews of war, 
educ, K; What Money Will Do, dr, L; A 
Matrimonial Boomerang, com, S ; The Profes- 
sor's Painless Cure, com, V ; Tbe Struggle 
Upward, 2-reel dr, E; Tbe Other Girl, dr, 
S-A. 

UNIVERSAL — The Coralcan Brothers, 3-reel 
dr, L ; Following Father's Footsteps, com, N ; 
A Stranger In Camp, com-dr, Vic. 

UNITED— The Education of Father, 2-reel 
dr, Utd. 



MAY IS— SATURDAY. 

MUTUAL— Added Fuel, 2-rcel dr, Rel ; Key- 
stone title not announced ; Casey's Tribula- 
tions, com, R. 

GENERAL— The Oriental Ruby, dr, B; A 
Friend at the Throttle, dr (an episode of the 
"Hazards of Helen" series), K; The Substi- 
tute, com, L; Tiger Bait, dr, S; The Valley of 
Humiliation, 2-reel dr, V; Ills Peasant Prin- 
cess, dr, E; The Awakening Hour, 3-reel dr, 
S-A. 

UNIVERSAL— Nothing Ever Happens Right, 
com, J ; Framed, dr, P ; The Smuggler's Luss, 
2-reel dr, III01. 

UNITED— The Stronger Mind. 2-reel dr, Utd. 



Jose Collins haa signed with the Famous 
Players for $500. The contract waa placed 
through the Marlnelll Agency. 

B. J. Schaeffer, manager of the World Film 
Kansas city branch, secured unusual publicity 
by having the auffragettee of his city exploit 
the picture "Your Girl and Mine," 

Stella Archer, who appeared with Robert 
Hllllard In the "Argyle Case" daring the past 
season, was visiting at the Peerleea studio of 
tbe World Film recently, when aba waa naked 
If she wsnted to go Into plotureo. With an 
answer to the affirmative aha waa algned Im- 
mediately for a part In the Robert Warwick 
picture, "A Face In the Moonlight.** 

Bosworth Inc., aa a publicity stunt for Its 
baaeball feature, "Little Sunset," Is sending 
out baseballs with the name of the pletnra 
and the name of the houae where It la ehowm. 
These are aold to the houae managers at ©oat 
by the film make re. 

The U. B. O. Feature Picture Co. baa ee- 
cured the booking rights for the United States 
and Canada for "Reaping the Whirlwind," 
"Where Cowboy la King" and "The Vengeance 
of the Wilds." 



Harry Splngler has been signed by Fox to ap- 
pear In the picture version of "The Bonds- 
man,'' which Edgar Lewis la to produce. 

The Lasky productions with Gersldlne Far- 
rar will be directed by Cecil De Ml He, director- 
general of the company. 

John Zanft la now assistant to Bdgar Lewie, 
the Fox Film Corporation director. He suo- 
ceeds George De Carleton. 

COAST PICTURE NEWS. 

By GUY PRICK. 

Wallace Reld, arrested st the time he ran 
over and killed the driver of a Jitney bue, in 
Loo Angeles, is out on ball. 

Pauline Bush and Allan Dwan, prominent 
film players, were married in Loa Angelea laat 
week. 



Howard Davlee Is now with ths Moroeco 
Photoplay Co. 



James Spencer Is bsck with the Os. 



Fully recovered from his recent accident la 
Thomas H. Ince. 



Wlllard Mack and Forest Wlnant have been 
signed to come west and play featurea Cor 
Thomas H. Inoe. 



A rodeo will be given on May 10 at tbe 

Santa Monica plant of the N. Y. M. P. 

They're calling Walter Edwards "Cyclone" 
now. He Is said to be the hardest "driver" 
among the western directors. 

Beesle Bushklrk is a regular at the Reliance 
studios. 



Cora Drew has been laid up with lagrlppe. 

Margaret Loverldge Is in Los Angeles. 

Courtenay Foote has decided to remain with 
the Majestic. 



Violet Radcllff holds the western picture 
record. She started on tbe screen when two 
years old ; she le now only seven. 

Teddy Sampson, In real life— real, not reel 
life— Mrs. Ford Sterling, has signed with tbe 
Mutual. 

Hettle Gray Baker, scenario writer and edi- 
tor, addressed tbe Woman's Press Club of Los 
Angeles recently, speaking on "The Scenario 
from the Editor's Viewpoint." 



William Christy Cabanne, tbe director, ad- 
mlts # of a long friendship with the warden of 
San Quentln prison. Is this to be construed 
as a confcHslon? 



M. O. Allen Is a sculptor when he Is not act- 
ing. 



Tho Photoplayers' Club Is slow In reorgan- 
izing ; so slow, In fact, that many are begin- 
ning to think the organization never will 
K< L on It* feet again. 



Kdwnrd J. Pell, formerly with Lubln, Is he- 
lm? directed by Tod Browning at the Ma- 
jestic-Reliance. 



16 



VARIETY 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (May 10) 

In Vaudeville Theatres, Playing Three or Less Shows Daily 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinees, when not otherwise indicated.) 
Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit. Theatres with "lx>ew" following name arc on the Loew Circuit. 

Agencies booking the houses are noted by single name or initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Circuit-"U. B. O.," United Booking Offices -"W. V. M. A.," Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation (Chicago)— "P," Pantagcs Circuit— "Inter," Interstate Circuit (booking through W. V. M. 
A.)-"M," James C. Matthews (Chicago). 



Hew Yerk 

PALACE (orph) 
O Hoffmann Co 
Emma Dunn Co 
Leon Rothler 
Bert Fltzglbbon 
Duffy ft Lorenzo 
Zertho'a Dogs 
(One to All) 

PROCTORS 68TH 
Norman Bros 
Pauline Saxon 
Xevins ft Qordon 
Davett ft Duval 
Eddlo Borden 
Keystone Trio 

2d half 
Mile Elmina Co 
Silvers ft Wade 
Welch ft Mayo 
Perry Waram Co 
Barry ft Daly 
"Rose of Panama" 

PROCTOR'S 23D 
Brown ft McCormack 
Suzanne Rocamore 
Dorsch ft Russell 
"In Springtime" 
Gallagher ft Martin 
Swain Ostmsn 3 

2d half 
Vlollnl 

Davett ft Duval 
Jewell Comedy 4 
Keystone Trio 
Saunders ft Von Kuntz 
Norman Bros 

PROCTOR'S 126TH 
Dick Deloris 
Louise's Monkeys 
Jewell Comedy 4 
Percy Waram Co 
Mahoney ft Tremont 
Mile Elmina Co 

2d half 
Morrisey ft Rich 
Nagel ft Fenlln 
Howard ft Chase 
Suzanne Rocamore 
The Co-eds 
Cecile Trio 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Shaw ft Lee 
Al Burton Co 
Smkh ft Farmer 
Paiise 

James Orady Co 
Morris ft Allen 
Lea Aristocrats 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Payne A Nesblt 
6 Olivers 
Lillian Watson 
El Cota 

J K Emmett Co 
RuBaell'B Minstrels 
Hazel Kirk 3 
LaPolltlka ft Partner 
(One to fill) 

DELANCEY (loew) 
Frank Ward 
Dugan A Raymond 
Olivers 
Rouble Slma 
LeRoy A Harvey 
Mayo A Tally 
Ward Sisters 
(One to fill) 

Ud half 
Paul Petchlng Co 
Shaw ft Lee 
Wanda 

Smith ft Farmer 
Maurice Samuels Co 
Delmoro ft Light 
(Two to nil) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
LaPolltlka ft Partner 
Elliott ft Mullen 
Fred Hlldebrandt 
"On the Veranda" 
Dale 6 Boyle 
Polzln Bros 

2d half 
John LaVter 
Richmond ft Mann 
Stuart Black Co 
Hippodrome 4 
Sprague ft McNeese 
(One to All) 

NATIONAL (loew) 
Sollmlncs 
Force ft Williams 
RUHHell'a Minstrels 
Evelyn Cunningham 
Elvln ft Kenny 
(Two to fill) 

2d hair 
Dixon ft Dixon 
Tower & Darrell 
Joe Kelccy 
"On the Veranda" 
I>Malre & Dawson 
Juggling DoLlsle 
(One to nil) 
BOULEVARD (loew) 
Paul Petchlng Co 
Kennedy ft Kramer 
Ryan Rlchtteld Co 
Alice Hanson 
Nip ft Tuck 
(One to Oil) 



2d half 
Bramley ft Meredith 
Dorothy Herman 
Dale ft Boyle 
Ryan Richfield Co 
Dugan ft Raymond 
Aerial LaValls 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Bramley ft Meredith 
Mylea McCarthy Co 
O'Neal ft Oallagher 
Lottie Mayer Girls 
The Btantoas 
The Casasdos 
(One to fill) 

2d h»lf 
Kennody ft Kramer 
Meredith A Snoozer 
Force ft Williams 
Lottie Mayer Girls 
Alpine Four 
Lea Aristocrats 
(One to fill) 

GRBELEY (loew) 
Calts Bros 
Kingsbury ft Munson 
Demsrest ft Collette 
LeMsire ft Dawson 
Svengall 
Alpine 4 

Juggling DeLlsle 
(One to All) 

24 half 
Solimtnes 

Josephine Ksthryn 
"Back to Montreal" 
O'Neal ft Gallsgher 
Svengall 
Col Jack George 
Lea Cassados 
(One to All) 

7TH AVE (loew) 
Payne ft Nesbit 
El Cots 

"Board School Girls" 
Bell Boy 3 
Carnaris ft Cleo 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Gonne ft Llvsey 
Lucille ft Cockey 
James Grady Co 
Mayo ft Tally 
Stewart Sis ft Escorts 
(One to All) 



ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Eva Tanguay 
Taylor Granville Co 
Hallen ft Fuller 
"Red Fog Trot" 
Tlghe ft Babette 
Du Callon 
Burks A Lorraine 
The Oaudsmldts 
4 Antwerp Girls 

BUSHWICK (ubo) 
Bessie Clayton Co 
Ben Welch 
Diamond ft Brennan 
Una Clayton Co 
Howard's Animals 
Edwin George 
Ray Doqley 3 
Weston ft Leon 
H Gennslne 3 

PROSPECT (ubo) 
Rootoey ft Bent 
Ryan A Tlerney 
Claire Rochester 
Jos Jefferson Co 
Victor Morley Co 
Moran ft Wiser 
Leo Been 
The Duttons 
American DancerR 
John O'Mallcy 
El Rey Sisters 

SHUBERT (loew) 
Knowles ft White 
Lucille a Cockey 
Holmes ft Riley 
"Back to Montreal" 
Col Jack Qeorge 
3 Donalds 
(One to nU) 

2d half 
Juggling Nelson 
The Stan tons 
Cameron Devkt Co 
Haydn Burton ft H 
Nip ft Tuck 
(Two to All) 

FLATBUSH (loew) 
Albert Donnelly 
Patrlcola ft Meyers 
Meredith ft Snoozer 
J K Emmett Co 
Joe Kelcey 
Norton A Barle 
Pealson ft Ooldle 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Carnaris A Cleo 
Ruby Helder 
Moore ft Elliott 
Golet Storts A L 
Davis A Matth>ws 
(Three to nil) 

BIJOU (loew) 
Arthur Mendelson 
Cameron Devkt Co 
Lillian Watson 



Llplnskl's Dogs 
Harry Thompson 
Davis A Matthews 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Parl8e 

Knowles ft White 
"Fired from Yale" 
Fred Hlldebrandt 
Llplnskl's Dogs 
Rose ft Ellis 
(One to All) 

FULTON (loew) 
Mykoff A Vanity 
Saunders A VonKuntz 
Richmond ft Mann 
Stuart Black Co 
Bobbe ft Dais ' 
4 Corsos 

2d half 
Rouble Slma 
Patrlcola ft Meyers 
Myles McCarthy Co 
Bell Boy 3 
Alvln ft Kenny 
(One to All) 

PALACE (loew) 
Leighton ft Robinson 
Bud ft Nellie Helm 
Stewart 81s ft Escorts 
Bernard ft Harrington 
Delmore ft Light 
Cycling McNutts 

2d half 
Golden Weat 
Royal Gascoynes 
Ashley ft CanHeld 
"The Tamer" 
Alice Hanson 
(One to All) 
WARWICK (loew) 
1st half 
"Lie Jack Built" 
Cadets de Gaacoyne 
Lockhardt ft Leddy 
(Three to All) 
2d half 
Dixie Gerard 
Cycling McNutts 
(Four to All) 

AJoaay, if. y. 

PROCTOR'S 
Hayes A Thatcher 
Edna Luby 
Slivers ft Wade 
"Spirit of Goodfellow- 

ahlp" 
Joe Burton Co 
2d half 
Two Frisky Kids 
Plerlot Thurber Co 
Mme Dore Co 
Artols Broa 
(Two to All) 



ORPHEUM (ubo) 
(Easton split) 

1st half 
Miller ft Lyle 
Lawler ft Daughters 
Delro 
Sob reck ft Perclval 

Asnetereaxe, N. Y. 

LYCEUM (ubo) 

1st half 
Murphy ft Lachmar 
Virginia Holland 
Fulgora 

I'd half 
Gilbert Barrett 
Holly Hollis 
Musical Niammes 

Atlaata. Ga. 

FORSYTHE (ubo) 
Cycling Brunettes 
Bill Prultt 
Beaux ft Belles 
Ball ft Weat 
Montgomery A Moore 
Dorothy Toye 
Emerson A Baldwin 

Bafttlsnore 

MARYLAND (ubo) 
York's Doga 
Frank Mullano 
Kramer & Morton 
H A E Puck 
Morton A GIbbb 
"Tango Shoes" 
Jas A Bon Thornton 
Lunette Sisters 

Bllllaajsj, Meet. 

BABCOCK v(1oew) 
1st half 
Maeetro 

Ed A Jack Smith 
"The Way Out" 
Jenkins A Covert 
"Dairy Maids" 

BlasThasatOB, N. V. 

STONE O H (ubo I 

1st half 
Bernard A Scarth 
Ward A Fayo 
Schooler ft Dickinson 
Spanish Goldlnls 

2d half 
Theo Bamberg Co 
Jas Kennedy Co 
3 Singers 
Kowana Jsps 



LYRIC (ubo) 
Great Carter 
Van ft Schenck 
"Broadway Love" 
Ruth Roye 
Great Carter 

Boatoa 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Morrlssey ft Hackett 
Ameta 

Cantor A Lee 
J Devereaux Co 
Chick Sales 
Nora Bayes 
Avon Comedy 4 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Landry Bros 
Purcella Bros 
Dixie Gerard 
Wanda 

Nichols Sisters 
Sam Liebert Co 
The Clevelands 
Barton A Lovera 

2d half 
"School Days" 
Sampson A Douglas 
"White Lie" 
Demarest A Collette 
Gasch Sisters 
(Three to All) 

GLOBE (loew) 
Rucker A Winifred 
10 Arabs 
Princeton A Yale 
Josephine Davis 
Bush ft Shapiro 
Anderson A Pony 
(One to All) 

2d half 
3 Moran Sisters 
Chaa L Fletcher 
Jas McCurdy Co 
Grace DeWlnters 
Wilson Bros 
Landry Bros 
(One to All) 

ST. JAME8 (loew) 
3 Moran Sisters 
Hippodrome Four 
Grace DeWlnters 
Wilson Bros 
Aerial LaValls 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Rucker A Winifred 
Ford's Review 
Sam Liebert Co 
The Clevelands 
Anderson A Pony 
(One to All) 
Bridgeport, Coma. 
POLlB (ubo) 
Grey Trio 
Ed Blondell Co 
Simpson A Dean 
Australian Wdchoprs 
(Two to AH) 

2d half 
Bessett A Scott 
Jacob Katzman Co 
Oskomon 
Royal Cabaret 
(Two to All) 

PLAZA (ubo) 

Riley A O'Nell Twins 
Gerald. ft Gardner 
"Song Doctors" 
2d half 
Three Brownies 
Tom ft Edith Almond 
(Two to All) 

Buffalo. 

SHEA'S (ubo) 
Marconi Bros 
Will Oak land ^Co 
Bell Family 
Kcanc ft Window 
Marx Bros 
Chan Ahearn Co 
(Two to fill) 

Butte. 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Dixon Sisters 
Wllklns A Wilkins 
"Name Was Dennis" 
Lee Barth 
3 Alex 

Calgary. 

PANTAOES (m) 
KIrksmlth Sisters 
Cornell Corley Co 
lialley A Noble 
Passing Revue 3 
3 Weber Sisters 

Ctmampaln, 111. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Georgalls 3 
Chas Olcott 
Arthur Sullivan Co 
Corrvlll & Gillette 
Willie Bros 

2d half 
Lobse A Sterling 
Three Lyrea 
Arnaut Btoh 
(Two to All) 

Charleston, S. C. 

VICTORIA (ubo) 
(Savannah split) 



1st half 
Harry Leander Co 
Mumford A Thompson 
Norman Hackett Co 
Hanlon ft Clifton 
Aubrey ft Rich 
Caleaaje. 
MAJESTIC (orph) 
Conroy ft Le Malre 
Mary Shaw Co / 
Mile Jomelll 
C Gllllngwater Co 
"Edge of World" 
Allen Francis 
Renee Florlgny 
Trefferts Dogs 

PALACE (orph) 
Morgan Dancers 
Marie Nordstrom 
Valerie Bergere Co 
Whiting ft Burt 
Beaux Arts 
Brown Fletcher 3 
Loughlln's Dogs 

McVICKERS (loew) 
Mlttu Dumltrescu T 
C ft S Dunbar 
Sabbott ft Wright 
McGrath A Yeoman 
Howe A Howe 
Juggling Mowatts 
Brown A Jackson 
Singer's Midgets 
Morton Bros 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Reddlngton ft Grant 
Adele Morrow 
Frank Stafford Co 
Greenlee ft Drayton 
Wahlund Tekla 8 
James ft Prior 

2d half 
Avcllng A Lloyd 
Col Ned Seymour 
Bobby Connelly 3 
Emmy's Pets 
Capt Adrian Anson 
Apollo Trio 

COLONEL (loew) 
Avellng ft Lloyd 
Four Rennees 
Juliet Dika 
Morris A Allen 
"Hokey Pokey" 
"The Last Hope" 
ZcganofT Troupe 
Countess Van Dornum 
Co 

2d half 
Les Alex Carangeots 
Frevoll 

C Alpbonsc Zelaya 
"The Last Hope" 
Adele Morrow 
Ogden Quartet 
"Hokey Pokey" 
EMPRESS (loew) 
Halsted St. 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Emmy's Peta 
Col Ned Seymour 
Four Soils 
Les Alex Carangeots 
Oswald A Jarnagln 
Apollo Trio 

2d half 
Reddlngton A Grant 
Axel Chrlntensen 
Green I eo ft Drayton 
Juliet Dlka 
Wahlund Tekla 3 

WILSON (wva) 
Rozella A Rozella 
Lewis A White 
George Richards Co 
Larry Comer 
Creole 

2d half 
Rosdell Singers 
Mr A Mrs F Allen 
Boudlnl Bros 
Willie Hale A Bro 

AVENUE (wva) 
Stone A Hughes 
West A Boyd 
Herachell Hendler 
Jarrow 
Willie Hale A Bro 

2d half 
Williams A Sterling 
Thos Swift Co 
Corelli A Gllette 
Sutton Mc & Simon 
(One to All) 

KEDZIE (wva) 
Sutton Mc A Sutton 
Beth Lydy 
Boudlnl Bros 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
The Longworths 
I-arry Comer 
Hugo Koch Co 
Mystic Bird 
Sebastian Merrill Tr 
Claeleeatl. 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
Arthur Baratt Co 
Dooley A Rugel 
Madden A Fltzpatrlck 
A I Herman 
White Hussars 
Van A Beaumonts 
Karl .lorn 
Klutlng's Animals 
Cleveland 
HIP (ubo) 
Mallia Bart Co 
I>al Mon Kim 
McKay A Anline 
II Sbone Co 
Ernest Ball . 
Evelyn Nesbltt 
Lyons A Yosco 
Mang A Snyder 
CeismiHin 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
Harry Tsuda 
Cleo GTascogne 



Stan Stanley 3 
Santley ft Norton 
"War Brides" No 2 
Lydell Good A Lydell 
Leach Wallen 3 
(Ona to All) 



DoTeeoert, 

COLUMBIA (wva) 
Jack A Forls 
Chabot ft Dixon 
Flynn's Minstrels 
Dorothy Brenner Co 
Marshall Montgomery 

2d hslf 
Hershel Hendler 
Lamont's Cowboys 
Farber Girls 
Ralph Baybl Co 
(One to All) 

Deawer. OaL 

ORPHEUM 
"Green Beetle" 
Rldlev ft Fleming 
Hursfey Troupe 
The Sharrocks 
Chas Weber 
Abe Attell 
Lambertl 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Blanche Sloan C 
Brlerre ft King 
Oscar Lorraine 
"When We Grow Up" 
Allen ft Francis 
"Vend In Monkeylsnd" 

Detroit. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
B Bouncer's Circus 
F ft A Astalre 
WhltAeld ft Ireland 
Carl Rosins 
3 Vagrants 
Whipple Huston Co 
Alice Lloyd 
The Gladiators 

Relets. 

ORPHEUM 
Klsa Ruegger 
Brent Hsyes 
Newhoff ft Phelps 
Terada Bros 
Brandon Hurst Co 
(Two to All) 

GRAND (wva) 
C A A Glocker 
Montrose ft Allen 
Morton Wells A N 
Les Dlodattls 

2d half 
The Bimbos 
Fitch Cooper 
Georgia Trio 
(One to All) 

Baetea, Pa. 

ABEL O H (ubo) 

1st half 
Lamplnls 
Gruet A Gruet 
"Isaac You Tell Her" 
Mllo 

Florence Tempest Co 
Baet St. Leala, HL 

ERBER'S (wva) 
Williams A Sterling 
Hugo Koch Co 
Zeno A Mandel 
The Crelghtons 

2d hslf 
Wallensteln A Freeby 
George Wilson 
Kolb A Hsrland 
Woodford's Animals 



ftoatoa). Cae. 

PANTAOES (m) 
Primrose's Minstrels 
Chartree Sisters 
Arllne 

Early A Lalght 
Rhoda A Crampton 
The Bremens 

Ellaabeta. N. J. 

PROCTOR'S 
"Rose of Panama" 
Three Brownies 
Elsie White 
Two Carlos 

2d half 
"White Black Birds" 
Johnny Jones 
Mahoney A Tremont 
Dick Deloris 

Elnalra, N. Y. 
MAJESTIC (ubo) 

1st half 
Theo Bamberg Co 
"Young America" 
3 Singers 
Ethel Dawn June 

2d half 
Bernard A Scnrth 
"In Poppyland" 
Ward A Faye 
Spanish Goldlnls 

Fall River, Mass. 

ACADEMY (loew) 
Sampson ft Douglas 
"White Lie" 
Haydn Burton & H 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Purcella Bros 
Pealson A Ooldle 
Josephine Davis 
(Two to nil) 
Ft. WUIIasaa, Caa 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
CAA Oloekpr 
Montrose ft Allen 
Morton Wells A N 
Lea Dlodattls 

Hartford, Coaa. 

PALACE (ubo) 
Ray ft Fay 
Henry A Miller 
Howard Chase Co 
Bogart A Nelson 



Clark ft McCullough 
Hoys Mosarts Play 

2d half 
Throwing Tabors 
Moore ft Young 
Imboff ft Corlnne 
Irwin ft Hereof 
Australlsn Wdchop'rs 

Heeefceay H. J. 

LYRIC (loew) 
Dixon ft Dixon 
Harlan Knight Co 
"Living Movies" 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
"Lie Jack Built" 
Harry Thomson 
Nicholson Nelson T 
(Two to fill) 



2nd half 
Kale ft Iadetta 
Mao O'Nell 
Wm De Hollis Co 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
Dalnfr Bngllsh t 
Rao Bllnors Ball 
Murphy ft Nichols 
James Callon 
Burr ft Hope 
Dainty Marie 
Webb ft Burns 
Long Tack 8am 

Itaaea, N. Y. 

STAR (ubo) 
1st half 
Zylo Sisters 
"In Poppyland" 

2d half 
"Young America" 
Ethel Dawn June 
JaekeeAwlile, Ftau 
ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Bounding Pattersons 
Generlvle Warner Co 
Sully Family 
Olive Yall 
Roches Monkeys 



ea, N. Y. 

DUBB (ul 



OPERA HOUSE (ubo) 

1st half 
Barrett ft Gilbert 
Spiegel ft Jones 
Kaaaaa City. 
ORPHEUM 
Margot Francis 
Jack Kennedy Co 
Moore ft Jenkins 
Emma Calve 
Tom Kuma 
Henshaw ft Avery 
Alex McFayden 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Chas Ledegar 
Mario ft Trevette 
Cook ft Stevens 
Ines McCauley Co 
James J Morton 
3 Keltons 



Wla. 

VIRGINIAN (wva) 
2d half 
Burnham ft Yant 
Palmer ft Gordon 
Georgalis Trio 



LYRIC (wva) 
J C Lewis Jr Co 
The Grazers 

2d hslf 
Les Agousts 
Sullivan A Mason 



Aaaelea. 

ORPHEUM 
B w A Crookor 
Alan Brooks Co 
F j Ardath Co 
Lucille ft Lucas 
Morton ft Moors 
"Bride Shop" 

2 Carltons 
(One to fill) 

EMPRES8 (loew) 
Arno ft Stlckney 
Ray Snow 
Warren ft Francis 
"Honey Girls- 
Marie Russell 
Frey Twins 

PANTAOES (m) 
8 Fogetmenots 
Versatile Harmony 6 
Nat Lefllngwell Co 
Neal Abel 

3 Shelvey Boys 
Milt Wood 

LealswUle. 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
Erford's Sensation 
Lloyd ft Brltt 
Scott ft Keane 
La France ft Bruce 
Franklin ft Green 
Billy McDermott 
Morris Cronln Co 
FONTAINE FY PK 

(orph) 
Harry Breen 
Nevlns ft Erwood 
Mllo Pauls 
Stewart ft Donohuo 
Oxford 8 



ORPHEUM (wva) 
Blcknell 

Warren A Conley 
Mystlo Bird 
Hawthorne A Inglis 
Hanlon Bros Co. 

2nd half 
Jack ft Forls 
Chabot ft Dixon 
Barnold'a Dogs 
Dorothy Brenner Co 
Flynn's Minstrels 

Mareaalltew/a* la. 

ORPHEUM (wvs) 
GAB Forrest 
Sid Vincent 
Harry A Davis Co 



MAJESTIC (orph) 
Orville Harrold 
Tully Marshall Co 
Clara Morton Co 
MslrlUe ft Hlgglns 
Orelghton Bros ft B 
Harry Watklns 
(Two to fill) 



BHaaeaeeUa. 

ORPHEUM 
Hymaok 
Louis London 
Adelaide ft Hughes 
Milt Collins 
Huasey ft Boyle 
(Two to fill) 

UNIQUE (loew) 
Elisabeth Cutty 
"Everybody" 
Belleclalr Bros 
(Two to fill) 

GRAND (wva) 
Bruce Morgan ft B 
Jack Hawkins Co 
Knight ft Moors 
Oordan ft Day 

Mt. Veraea, W. Y. 

PROCTOR'S 
Harvey Do Vora 8 
"One In a Million" 
Howard ft Chase 
The Co-eds 
Maud D'Lora 

2nd half 
Gallagher ft Martin 
Ethel Hume 
Pauline Saxon 
Louise's Monkeys 
(One to All) 

Newark, N. j. 

MAJESTIC (loew) 
Joyce ft West 
Tower ft Dsrrell 
Rose ft Ellis 
Ruby Helder 
Burke ft McDonald 
Golet Storts L 
John LaVier 

2nd half 
Mykoff ft Vanity 
Evelyn Cunningham 
Ward Sisters 
Gray ft Graham 
"Board School Girls' 
Saunders ft VonKuntz 
3 Donalds 

"••* Hawea, Ceaa. 

n POU8 (ubo) 
Bessett ft Scott 
Jacob Katzman Co 
Clark ft Verdi 
Oskomon 
Roysl Csbaret 
(One to All) 

2d hslf 
Simpson ft Dean 
Walter MeaJmnd Co 
Gerald ft Gardner 
Alice Hanson 
(One to All) 



ORPHBUM 
Bessie Wynn 
Horlik Family 
Jas Thompson Co 
Linton ft Lawranos 
Al Herman 
About Hamld Troupe 
La Hoen ft Dupi 



BeeaeOe. N.Y. 

LOEW 
Bpraguo ft McNsese 
Ashley ft CanAeld 
"Fired from Yale" 

2nd half 
Leighton ft Robinson 
Bernard ft Harrington 
(One to All) 



ACADEMY (ubo) 
(Richmond split) 

1st half 
Nelson A Nelson 
Silver A Duval 
Ishmed 
3 Lelghtons 
Jewell's Manikins 

Oaklaaft. 

ORPHBUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Bert Leslie Go 

Sylvester Schaffer 

Bankoff ft Olrlle 

Hopkins Bisters 

Norcross ft Holdswortb 
PANTAOES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Dolan ft Lenbarr 

Gertrude VanDlok 

Reed Bros 

Beeman ft Anderson 

Tom Kelly 

Oaftea, Uta.su 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Stewart ft Dakln 
O'Nell Sisters 
Lew Hoffman 
"Between 8 ft 9" 
Sandy Shaw 
Old Soldier Fiddlers 

Osaaaa. 

ORPHEUM 
Bertish 

Bonlta A Hearn 
Grant A Greenwood 
Wood A Wyde 
Joan Sawyer 
Bronson A Baldwin 
(Ons to AH) 



VARIETY 



17 



GRAND (ubo) 
"Clown Seal" 
Blsle Faye Co 
Collins 4k Hart 
Courtney Slaters 
Pekln Mysteries 
Norton a Lee 
Naslmova Co 
Swor A Mack 
Rom Valeria 6 

HARRIS (ubo) 
Brown 4k Barrowa 
O'Clare A Girls 
The SUvenos 
Chaa A Loder Co 
Howard ft Ryan 
Ouy Bartlett 
Bush ft Engle 

PhUadelphlsu 

GRAND (ubo) 
LaToy Bros 
Stewart ft Keoley 
Tbe Langdons 
Inness ft Ryan 
Trovato 
"Lady Betty" 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Myrl ft Delmar 
Henry Rudolf 
Darrell ft Conway 
Reynolds ft Donegan 
Will Rogers 
Sam Mann Co 
Doyle A Dixon 
Grace LaRue 
6 Water UUles 

VICTORIA (loew) 
Viola Duval 
Anderson A Golnes 
Kahlman Bros 
. PALACE (loew) 
Lucy Targe 
Elklna Fay ft E 
Gonne ft Llvsey 
Veldl Trio 

2nd hair 
Frank Ward 
Kingsbury ft Munson 
Ellwood A Snow 
Carmen's Minstrels 

Plalmdeld, N. J. 

Vandlnoff ft Louie 
Roma Rand 
Frledland A Clark 
Burns A Klssen 
Eva Fay 

2nd half 
Samoya 
Elsie White 
Three Brownies 
Hayes A Thatcher 
Eva Fay 

Portland, Ore. 

ORPHEUM 
4 Romanos 
Harris A Manlon 
Francis Nordstrom Co 
Mr A Mrs C De Haven 
Little Nap 
Musical Byrons 
Orr A DeCosta 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Dancing Kennedys 
Madge Maltland 
"Auto Bandit" 
Chrla Richards 
Fanton'a Athletes 

PANTAGES (m) 
Tate's Motoring 
Vonkleln A Gibson 
Curtis A Hebard 
Johnson Howard A L 
Noland A Nolan 
Taylor A Arnold 

Prov/tdeuvea, R. 1. 

EMERY (loew) 
Gash Sisters 
McDermott A Wallace 
Jamea McCurdy Co 
Chas L Fletcher 
Ford's Revue 

2nd half 
Nichols Sisters 
Princeton ft Yale 
Bush & Shapiro 
10 Arabs 
(One to fill) 

Richmond, Va. 

LYRIC (ubo) 
(Norfolk split) 
1st half 
SI Kltchl 
Poder A Chapman 
McCormlck ft Wallace 
Bogart ft Nichols 
Tbe Veterans 

Rochester, N. Y. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Sorettl ft Antoinette 
Ford ft Truly 
Harry Holman Co 
Beatrice Herford 
McConnell ft Simpson 
Ray Samuels 
Nick's Robler Girls 

SHUBERT (loew) 
Oddone 

Anderson A Burt 
Mellow A DePaula 
Honey Boy Blnstrels 
Harry Rose 
Kennedy Bros 



111. 

PALACE (wva) 
Arnaut Bros 
Farbcr Girls 
Stelndel Bros 
(Two to fill) 

2nd half 
Blcknell 
Leroy A Catalll 
Edw Farrell Co 
Hertle Fowler 
Hanlon Bros Co 



ORPHEUM 

Mr A Mrs G Wilde 

Cams A Randall 

Gertrude Long 

Harry Cooper 

« Amaranths 

Louise Galloway Co 
EMPRESS (loew) 
(Open Bun Mat) 

Clarence Wilbur 

Klasa A Bernle 

Macart A Bradford 

Beth Challls 

Karl Damann Tr 

St. Lonla 

FORREST PK HODS 

(orph) 
Marie Fenton 
Thurber A Madison 
Soanlon A Press 
Page Hack A Mack 
Geo Schlndler 

GRAND (wva) 
Orbassany'a Cockatooa 
Madeline Back 
Prlnceaa Kalama Duo 
3 Rooney Girls 
Song A Dance Review 
5 Yoscarya 
Coakley Hanvey A D 
Stein A Hume 
Ed La Tell 

SKYDOME (wva) 
Lane Harper A Lane 
Izetta 

Bertie Fowler 
Namba Family 

2d halt 
Musical Geralds 
Hart A Nelson 
Zeno A Mandel 
Jacob's Dogs 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Woodford's Animals 
Hart A Nelson 
Mr A Mrs F Allen 
Kolb A Harland 
Four Janslys 

2d half 
Loul Chlha 
Scott A Wilson 
"Devil's Ball" 
Cole Russell A D 
The Rials 

St. Pawl. 

EMPRESS (loew) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

LaBelle Tltcomb 

Lew Wells 

Force A Williams 

(Two to fill) 
PRINCESS (wva) 

The Bimbos 

FRch Cooper 

Georgia Trio 

(One to fill) 

2nd half 

Ooyt Trio 

Long Chapron A G 

Bernard A Meyers 

Costa Troupe 

Salt Lake. 

EMPRESS (loeW) 
l Open Sun Mat) 

E Whiteside Picks 

Ben A Hazel Mann 

Gypsey Countess 

Owen McGlveney 

Rockwell A Wood 

Bob Tip Co 

PANTAGES (m) 
(Opens Wed Mat) 

Bothwell Browne Co 

Rosa Mars ten Co 

Jimmy Oreen 

Archie Nicholson Co 

Grace Ladell Co 
Sa* Dleico 
PANTAGES (m) 

Herbert Lloyd 

Willy Zimmerman 

Tom Moore A Stacla 

Wiley A Ten Eyck 

Amedlo 

Great Arnesens 
Baa Fraaefleco. 
ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Ideal 

Geo Damerel Co 

Mason Keeler Co 

Tom Lewis Co 

Lew Dockstader 

Lee A Cranston 

Tracey A Stone 

Cheebert's Manchur's 
EMPRESS (loew) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Von Cello 

Sadie Sherman 

Bryan Sumner Co 

Johnson A Dean 

Joe Welch 

Cook A Rothert 
PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Ed Reynard 

A Burt Wesner Co 

Mrlntyre A Harty 

Rose Garden 

Delton Mareena A D 
Savannah. 
(LYRIC (ubo) 
(Charleston Bpllt) 
1st half 

LAB Dwyer 

Beatrice Harlowe 

Steffe Berko Co 

Robt De Mont .1 

Dyer A Fay 

Schenectady. If, Y 
PROCTORS 

Hardeen 

Two Frisky Kids 

W E Whittle 

"A Star by Mistako" 

Rena Arnold 



ted halt 
Hardeen 

Brown A McCormack 
Harvey De Vora 3 
Joe Burton Co 
(One to fill) 



Scraaton, Pa. 

POL1S (ubo) 
Black Bros 
Laurie A Aleen 
Diamond A Grant 
Harry Cutler 
Gallettl'a Monks 
XOne to fill) 

2d half 
Louis Leo 
Lewis A Chapln 
Catherine Cameron Co 
John Cutty 
O T Flske Co 
"Apple of Paris" 

Seattle. 

ORPHEUM 
Elisabeth Murray 
Geo Schlndler 
Da vies Family 
Clayton White Co 
Julia Curtis 
Mason Wilbur A J 
Chas Evans Co 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Billy KInkald 
Von Hatmon & Josse 
"The Tangle" 
Gertrude Barnes 
Equllle Bros. 

PANTAGES (m) 
Arlsona Joe Co 
Leonard Anderson Co 
Venlta Gould 
Northlsne A Ward 
3 Rlanos 



Johnny Jones 
Mme Dore Co 
(Two to fill) 

2nd half 
W B Whittle 
Edna Luby 
"Star by Mistake- 
Mendelsohn Four 
(Two to fill) 

Vaaeowrer. B. C 

LOEWM3 
George DeAlma 
Moss A Frey 
Franklyn Ardell Co 
Maude Tiffany 
Kanasawa Trio 

PANTAGES (m) 
"Childhood Days" 
Stuart 

Antrim A Yale 
Carletta 
Six Fultons 

Victoria, B. C. 

PANTAGES (m) 
Nelson Ranous Co 
Richard the Great 
Winona Winter 
Barnes A Robinson 
Florence Rayfleld 
Fern Blgelow A M 



Spokane 

HEU 



ORPHEUM (lo*w) 
(Open 8un Mat) 
Lawton 
Klein Bros 
"On the Rivera" 
Willie Smith 
Grovette LaVondre Co 
PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Sarah Padden Co 
Dorothy Vaughan 
Friend A Downing 
West A Van Slclen 
Randow Trio 
Ishlkawa Japs 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
Kurtls Roosters 
Llghtner A Jordan 
"Telephone Tangle" 
Marshall Montgomery 
Nellie Nichols 
"Colonial Days" 
Mr A Mrs J Barry 
Wlllard 

Watcrbury, fonn. 

POLIS (ubo) 
Throwing Tabors 
BAM Keller 
The Reynolds 
Imhoff C A Corlnne 
Irwin A Herzog 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Wilfred Du Bols 
"He She A Piano" 
Howard Chase Co 
Clark A McCullough 
Doc O'Nell 
Sylvia Loyal 



PALACE (ubo) 
Wilfred Du Bols 
"He She A Piano" 
Archer A Belford 
McMahon A Chappelle 
Doo O'Nell 
Sororlety Girls 
2d half 
Cameron Sisters 
Neary A Miller 
Bogart A Nelson 
Ed Blondell Co 
Clark A Verdi 
Hoye Mozarts Play 

•pmertor Win. 
PEOPLES* (wva) 
Siska Co 
F A M Waddel 
Stone A King / 

Pantzer Duo 

2nd half 
George Dixon 
Four Mtlos 
(Two to fill) 



TEMPLE (ubo) 
Marvellous Kleh 
Denny A Boyle 
Mystic Trio 
Ray L Royce 
Royal Dragoons 
(One to fill) 

Taeosna 

PANTAGES (m) 
Cora Corson Nine 
Chas Wyne Co 
Holden A Harron 
Bob Albright 
Kennedy A Mac 
Toledo, O 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
Lawrence A Hurlfalls 
Jean Challon 
Hayward Stafford Co 
Brltt Wood 
Mrs L Carter Co 
Clark & Bergman 
Asahi Troupe 
RAglnla Connelll Co 
(One to fill) 

HIP (ubo) 
F & A Pelot 
Norton A Noble 
I. & R Drew 
Jon Harren 
I)r Herman 
Moore O'Brlnn A C 
Sllverton Girls 
Toronto 
SHEAS (ubo) 
Lo Grohs 
Alf Holt 

Dunbar's nollrlnRors 
Emraett De Voy Co 
Caroline White 
(Three to fill) 

YONOE ST (loew) 
El Mlna 

Armstrong A Clark 
Mancttl & Sldelll 
Evans A Wilson 
El Cleve 
"Side Lights" 
Tom Mahoney 
Wormwood's Animals 
Troy, N. Y. 
PROCTORS 
Ceclle Trio 
Plerlot Thurber Co 



Wllkea-Bnrre, Pa. 

POLIS (ubo) 
Lewis A Chapln 
John Cutty 

Catherine Cameron Co 
O T Flake Co 
"Apple of Paris" 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
"Between Trains" 
Laurie A Aleen 
Werner Amoras Tr 
Harry Cutler 
Diamond A Grant 
(One to All) 



Wli 

ORPHBUl 
Kremka Bros 
F A L Bruch 
Fisher A Green 
Misses Campbell 
Jordan Girls 
Jack Wilson Co 
Kitty Gordon Co 
(One to fill) 

PANTAGES (m) 
Tom Linton Girls 
King Thornton Co 
Chinese Girl 
Eddie Ross 
I>aToska 
Maye A Addis 

STRAND (wva) 
Jeter A Rogers 
Holer A Boggs 
Chatham Quartet 
The Levolas 

Worcester, Mass. 
POLIS (ubo) 
Those Three Girls 
Cameron Sisters 
Alice Hanson 
"Petticoat Minstrels" 
Moore A Young 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Ray A Fay 
HAM Keller 
Archer ft Belford 
Grey Trio 

McMahon A Chappelle 
Sororlety Oirls 

Paris 

ALHAMBRA 
Jackson Troupe 
Cornaller A Eddie 
Plnder Bros 
Fread 

Vlnclanos A Sauverln 
Minstrels Parlslenn 
Van Dock 
Joanne Dyt 
"Europe" (ballot) 

OLYMPIA 
Palmes 
Helene Marty 
Lord a 

Glbert A Fraser 
Leonce 
Arley 

Ceclle Daulnay 
Hubert A Fredo 
Lucy de Matha 
Horton A Latriska 
'Prince Charley" 

(monk) 
Suzanne DesgravoH 
Constantln lo Rlcur 
Kola Vanla Tr 
Cinema 




FOX STUDIO. 

On Jersey CUy Height* (Plank Road) U 
the largest ouuioor piatform studio In the 
vast, completed only last week this outdoor 
stage, comprising 4,ouo square feet of space, 
will be uevoteu exclusively to the feature pro- 
auctions of the William *ox Film Corporation. 
it Is out two biocaa removeu irom tue rauie 
rituulos where studio No. 2 is under lease to 
*'ox. With these two studios the Fox com- 
panies will aevote their entire activities to 
Jersey uutll tne new Fox studio on i>ou« 
island is completed next fall. 

At present there are two companies working 
the Fox stuuios. une is appearing in tuc 
production of 'Wormwood'' under the direc- 
tion of Marshall Farnum. ilia assistant is 
Juu Lrftngei, and two camera men, William 
Marshall and Al Struckman, are doing the 
annuing. in the cast arc John Bumpoin* 
(playing the absinthe bend), Cuarles Arthur, 
uugar Davenport, Stephen Gratten, a very 
pretty and youthiul leading lady named Ethel 
Kuttinan, and the striking blonde beauty, Lil- 
lian Diilworth. The other company which is 
preparing a production of "Tne Hunchback 
of Notre Dame" is being directed by Herbert 
Brenon. Theda Bara, the now country-tamed 
Fox "Vampire Woman," and a new leading 
ingenue named Jean Southern, are in the cast. 

One of the first scenes for this production 
that will be photographed on the big outdoor 
stage will be a reproduction of the Church of 
Notre Dame, built under the direction of Will- 
iam Bach, who is the general technical direc- 
tor for *ox. He has under his direction a 
staff of 2D mechanics in the scene building 
shops, located adjacent to the new outdoor 
stage. This platform. Incidentally, was built 
entirely under his direction by his own sua. 
lhere will be room on the big stage to work 
three companies at once in small scenes and 
there will be sufficient space to set two ex- 
ceedingly maaslve reproductions to be worked 
at the same time. 

On Saturday they were building a big bridge 
over the tank in the Pathe Studio for the pro- 
auction of "Wormwood." This will be used 
In completing several of the last scenes of the 
picture. Up to the present there has been 
about 29,000 feet of film taken for this feature. 
The company spent several weeks In New 
Orleans taking the initial scenes of the pic- 
ture and returned to New York two weeaa ago. 

As soon as the "Wormwood" company fin- 
ishes it will leave the outdoor stage and the 
entire floor space of the No. 2 studio at the 
disposal of Director Brenon for the "Hunch- 
back" production. It is the intention of the 
Fox Company to finish enough feature pro- 
ductions during the present summer to cover 
the greater part of next season, when they will 
release a feature a week. 



PATHE STUDIO. 

Since the Pathe Freres decided to retire 
from the production end of the picture busi- 
ness In America and devote their energies to 
the distributing branch of the business, their 
studios on Congress street In Jersey City have 
been leased out to producers, some of whom 
release their productions through the Pathe 
office and others who produce for their own 
exchangee. 

There are three studios in the Jersey City 
building. Studio No. 1 la located a half story 
above the main floor of the building and at 
present entirely given over to the Wharton 
brothers, who are producing "The Exploits of 
Elaine." This week the 24th episode of this 
serial will be completed. When this serial 
was originally projected Pathe Freres con- 
tracted to take 14 episodes. The serial was 
under way but two weeks when It was de- 
cided to add ten additional episodes to It 
and more recently 11 others have been tacked, 
which will bring the total to 3fi. The Whar- 
tons are just about completing their flrst year 
in the production field for themselves. Here- 
tofore they have been acting as producers for 
Pathe and other manufacturers. The present 
Is their flrst serial, and so successful has It 
been that they have decided to follow the pro- 
duction end extensively. In the direction of 
the "Exploits" they alternate, Theodore Whar- 
ton taking the odd numbers, and Leopold, the 
even Installments. 

Last Saturday the morning was devoted to 
the finishing of the scenes of the 23d episode 
of the "Exploits." The plant was forced to 
practically remain Idle In the afternoon, be- 
cause Arnold Daly had to play a matinee In 
New York and Pearl White had gone to New- 
ark to root for the Pathe Baseball team, 
which was playing the Singer Sewing Machine 
Co. team. 

In Studio No. 2 (on the top floor is under 
loane to the Fox Corporation), Director Mar- 
shall Farnum was taking scenes of "Worm- 
wood." 

Studio 3, on the same floor (and known as 
the "Isolation Ward"), was being used by B. 
Mason Hopper, who is producing the Tad 
series of comedy pictures which the Pathe 
Company Is to market. In tbe company are 
Alma Hanlon, Jack Terry, Master Martin 
(formerly of The Big Four), Prlscllla Dean, 
Harry Steven** (with Tate's Motoring), E. 
Cooper Willis and Raoul von Ootterson. Mr. 
Hopper Is being assisted by Harry Lee of the 
Lee Twins. 

The first of the series was started Satur- 
day. The morning was devoted to Interiors, 
after which the life-saving station known as 
tbe Pathe Cafe, Just across from the plant, 
was used for the exteriors of the town hall 
Hcenes. The interior for these were taken at 
the studio in the afternoon. Miss Hanlon is 



the only one working "straight" In the pic- 
ture, bhe looks exceedingly pretty and this is 
brought out strongly by tne contrast because 
of the eccentric characters supporting her. 

F. H. B. Wathne, the Pathe studio manager, 
keeps the plant and its surroundings like the 
exeoutive mansion of some city official. On 
Saturday afternoon be was directing the bally- 
hoo in Newark Cor Pathe pictures, which was 
an Incidental feature of advertising attendant 
to the baseball game whloh the studio team 
played. 



THE WOMAN. 

For a genuinely good screen scenario one 
could hardly imagine a better subject than 
this successful Belasco-Lasky drama, which 
Paramount selected for the current week's 
release at the Strand. It makes a fine picture, 
and little if any of the opportunities present- 
ed have been overlooked in the direction. The 
staged affair was naturally limited In scones, 
but the picture embodies all the necessary 
atmosphere and views one would expect in 
collaboration with the story. The theme is 
of the political boss whose scheme to put 
through a questionable bill is blocked by a 
reform legislator. In searching for evidence 
to handcuff the opposition, the machine prin- 
cipals learn of an affair that promises scandal. 
Eventually It becomes known that the other 
party concerned in the deal Is none other than 
the daughter of the boss. The disclosure Is 
utilised for the climax in both the stags and 
ploture version, the latter carrying an after- 
math that holds a secondary punch and aid 
in a gsneral clarification of the complications. 
Theodore Roberts la topped In the list of 
principals aa the boss legislator. The woman 
is Grace Robertson, while the Wanda Kelly 
character is handled by Lois Meredith. And 
It might be appropriate to record that Miss 
Meredith, as a character Juvenile, looks easily 
tbe best entry In the Lasky aggregation of 
•tars. Pretty, talented and well supplied with 
personality, aha stood oat conspicuously In a 
role that would ordinarily bo smothered be* 
cause of its peculiar relation to the main 
plot. She handled several drsmatlo situations 
and continually aided in keeping the gsneral 
theme together. Roberts, as a screen actor, 
displayed his excellent ability and occasionally 
exhibited his emotional prowess, but Roberts, 
like many other stage stars, lacks that re- 
quired ploture punch to carry him beyond the 
principal list without the aid of the billing. 
Miss Van Buren did well with a small hut 
Important part. The Interior 



cellently furnished, particularly the interior 
of the national capltol. The floor and gallery 
make aa especially Interesting view and di- 
rectly related to the plot as in this Instanoo, 
It goes a long way to bolster up the gross 
percentage in value. The exteriors wars also 
well pictured. The hotel lobby sat looked like 
the original and developed Into aa Important 
factor In the list of individual scenes. "The 
Woman" can bo safely included with the best 
releases of the season. Ths ploture, unlike 
many adapted from the stags version of drs- 
matlo successes, is particularly well explained, 
leaving little work for the imagination. And 
the theme Is mads to order for such a purpose. 

wynn. 



HELP WANTED. 

Oertle Meyers Lois Meredith 

Her Mother Lillian Elliott 

Jerrold D. Scott Hobart Bosworth 

Jack Scott Owen Moore 

Mrs. Jerrold Scott Adele Farrlngton 

Josephine Scott Helen Wolcott 

Paul Montgomery Carl Von Schiller 

The film version of "Help w «ai*d" has been 
mode by Morocco, assoolateu w.tu ^osworth. 
Its flrst Metropolitan premier is at the **«*> 
way this week. The story, as ssid when tne 
play waa flrst produced In New York, has 
rather an old theme that does not bring forth 
a wealth of action In film form. Oertle Mey- 
ers, the daughter of a hard working laundry 
woman, securee a position aa stenographer to 
a wealthy business man with elastlo morals 
and a great fondness for young typists. Oertle 
falls Into his trap and also fslls In love with 
hie stepson. Stepfather baa Oertle closeted 
In his office late one night and is about to 
kiss her when the younger man, who fears 
thst something is wrong, goes to the office, 
saving the girl. Bon and stenographer make 
a hasty exit after father raves for a few 
minutes. The couple go to the boy's home 
and are there welcomed by bis mother and 
sister, who, aa a little side story, la slso 
In love, but her father will not allow her 
to marry the man she wants. The son tells 
his mother that father threw blm out because 
be wanted to marry a working girl. Mother 
welcomee both. The father returns home and 
learns his stepson has not Informed his wife 
of his stenographlcal affairs. A happy family 
group closes tbe picture with Iktle daughter 
also getting tbe boy she lovee. "Help Want- 
The cast baa been fairly well selected. Owen 
Moore as the son did well, and Lola Meredith 
aa the girl does all that could be aaked in a 
role that called for little real acting. 

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Smallpox in Mitchell, Ind. 

Chicago, May 5. 
The theatres in Mitchell, Ind., have 
been closed through an outbreak of 
smallpox. 



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(Mess otherwise noted, die following reports are f or the current week. 



VARIETY'S 
CHICAGO OFFICE: 



CHICAGO 



MAJESTIC 
THEATRE BUILDING 



Harry Spingold, the agent, will arrive In 
New York the latter part of this week. 



that he waa hurrying to the bedside of his 
wife who has been seriously 111 for some time. 



Tlnk Hun?"' . .^e has arranged to book acts 
this si"- _er into Falrvlew Park In Dayton, O. 



Nadge the Athletic Girl has recovered from 
a long Illness and will start to work shortly. 



Max Hart was In Chicago the last part of 
last week, returning to New York on Sunday 
night. 



Ray Whltefield, lately managing the Inter- 
State house In San Antonio, Tex., Is now con- 
nected with that firm's office here. 



Bam Kahl, Mort Singer and Harry Spingold 
went across the big lake last week-end, but 
the object remains a mystery. Deducters say 
it was either for golf or pinochle. 

Starting with Wednesday of last week there 
has been cold weather following a record hot 
spell for April. The theatres benefited a lit- 
tle by the change In the weather the latter 
part of last week. 



John Lelck and Mabel Keith, who have been 
associated in a number of musical acts In 
vaudeville, have retired from show business. 



The one week revival of Jack Lalt's produc- 
tion of "Help Wanted" opened at the La Salle 
Sunday night Emma Bunting drew praise 
from the critics and will probably be respon- 
sible for a successful week. 



John A. Logglns, employed by the Rlngllng 
Circus, was killed while riding on top of a 
train last Tuesday. 

Orchestra Hall opened Sunday afternoon as 
a permanent picture house having a big or- 
chestra and featuring "The Woman." 

Miss Clyde, of Clyde and Marlon, Oeorge W. 
Day, Mary Avery, Bud Shaffer and Charles 
Trojan all left the American hospital this 
week. 



The Metropolitan in Mitchell, 8. D., will 
play two acts of vaudeville In connection with 
their picture policy in future. The acts will 
be booked by Paul Ooudron and will play half 
a week in that town. 



Wright Neuman Is suing John Phillip So us a 
for $1,000) for breach of contract. Neuman 
clalns that Sousa was to have played a week 
for him at Orchestra Hall but fixed the en- 
gagement at Medlnah Hall where the March 
King Is now appearing with his band. 



Phil Brlnkerhoff. one of the Rlngllng Cir- 
cus clownn, committed suicide here last Bun- 
day. Brlnkerhoff worried over a quarrel with 
his wife. 



Mr. and Mrs. 8ydney Bosley left for New 
York last Tuesday. Bosley was recently man- 
ager of the professions! department of Sha- 
piro Bernstein's here for a time. 



The CastllllanR, the posing act, were forced 
to leave out their electrical effects and some 
of their drops while working at McVlcker's 
last week on account of an objection made 
by tbe stage hands who claimed the act did 
not employ the men required by the labor 
union. 



Gene Greene was arrested for speeding last 
week but discharged when the Judge learned 



J. M. Falls and Leroy Pederoon were ar- 
rested on a swindle charge last Saturday. 
Tbe two men tried an old one when they made 
a man put up money to back their "Uncle 
Tom's Cabin" production. Detectives nailed 



WARNING 

Tb PRODUCERS, VAUDEVILLE 
ARTISTS AND STOCK MANAGERS 

AGREEMENT BETWEEN 

A. H. WOODS 

AND 

WILLARD MACK 

Willard Mack in an agreement dated July 20th, 1914, 
covenants and agrees to submit to A. H. Woods for a period 
of FIVE YEARS, each and every manuscript of any and every 
PLAY or DRAMATIC COMPOSITION, originated or writ- 
ten by said Willard Mack. This notice is given to all Mana- 
gers and intending producers of Mack's plays or vaudeville 
sketches as every manuscript of any and every play or dra- 
matic composition written by Willard Mack, must first be 
submitted to A. H. Woods before said Mack can negotiate 
with intending purchasers. 

Any violation of this agreement will be prosecuted to the 
full extent of the law. 

A. H. WOODS, 
Eltinge Theater, New York. 



them as the victim was about to hand over his 
good money. 

The Police Relief Benefit In St Louis will be 
held this year during the weeks of June 20 
and 27 at Manlon Park. The vaudeville shows, 
formerly booked from New York, will be book- 
ed by Eddie Shayne from the Western Vaude- 
ville Managers' Association. Mr. Shayne re- 
turned from St Louis on Monday, where he 
completed the arrangements for the benefit. 

First a row between the actors and man- 
agement of the Germania theatre in the Bush 
Temple Building, and then a fire. The fire 
marshal is now investigating as to the cause 
of the fire which took place there last Wednes- 
day nlgbt The stage fireman and the stage 
carpenter of the theatre both say they saw 
Julius Staddler, director of the troupe, cutting 
some electric wires on the stage shortly be- 
fore the fire happened. The argument between 
the actors and the management was about 
salaries. 



AUDITORIUM (Bernard Ulrich, mgr.).— 
"Life." Badly hit by hot weather. Not thought 
to be big financial success all-together. 

BLACKSTONE (Edwin Wappler, mgr.) — 
"The Shadow" with Ethel Barrymore opened 
Tuesday. 

CORT (U. J. Hermann, mgr.) "Too Many 

Cooks" with Frank Craven. Business poor. 

COHAN'S GRAND (Harry Ridings, mgr.) — 
"The Songbird" with Jane Cowl. Opened 
April 25. Handicapped by weather. 

COLUMBIA (William Roche, mgr.).— 
"Gayety Girls." 

CROWN (A. J. Kaufman, mgr.)— "Ten 
Nights in a Bar Room." Probably put on to 
interest those pushing big prohibition move- 
ment here. 

GARR1CK (John J. Garrity, mgr.)— "Dan- 
cing Around" with Al Jolson. Jolson's popu- 
larity the cause of remarkable capacity busi- 
ness. 

ILLINOIS (Augustus Pltou, mgr.)— Closed. 

IMPERIAL (Joe Pilgrim, mgr.)— Pictures. 

LA SALLE (Joe Bransky, mgr.)— "Help 
Wanted" with Emma Bunting for one week 
only. 

NATIONAL (John Barrett, mgr.)— "The 
House of Bondage." 

OLYMPIC (George L. Warren, mgr.) — 
"Along Came Ruth." 

POWERS (Harry J. Powers, mgr.)— "Out- 
cast," with Elsie Ferguson. Feeling slump. 

PRINCESS (Sam Oerson, mgr.)— "The 
White Feather." Opened Tuesday. 

VICTORIA (Howard Brolaskl, mgr.)— "Our 
Children." First time at popular prices. 

PALACE (Harry Singer, mgr.; agent, Or- 
pheum). — The show at the Palaoe this week 
danced its way along to success. There was 
dancing in six out of the nine acts. The 
weather was more in the management's favor 
that last week it being cooler with rain fol- 
\r- ing later In the afternoon. Willie Ritchie 

is placed as the drawing attraction and the 
uatinee on Monday was a good one. The light- 



weight's act came in the nature of a surprise 
for they didn't expect to see the fighting fel- 
low in a neat dancing turn. The ballroom 
end of Ritchie's act makes a pleasing start 
and the athletic part Is extremely interest- 
ing. The ex-champ was accorded a big re- 
ception and finished to heavy applause. Mil- 
ler and Mack was the opening act and proved 
they could have held down a better position 
In the show. The eccentric efforts of the two 
made them a good hit "The Olrl from Mil- 
waukee" was rightly placed in number two 
poaltlon. The girl, who has no name to show, 
la only an ordinary soprano but gets by by 
choosing good applause songs. Whipple and 
Huston are known out this way and can still 
make them laugh with their vehicle "Spooks." 
Clever lines and well worked props help two 
clever people to a hit in this act The Crelgh- 
ton Brothers and Belmont also have some 
comedy to offer following the Whlpple-Huston 
act Theae three fellows have a rube act of 
much merit The one that plays the inter- 
locutor Is especially clever. The act did Jus- 
tice. Alice Els and Burt French, in "The 
Dance of the Temptress," glide lightly about 
the stage and seem to use the necessary bale 
of cotton. The two present an act that is 
good to look upon and are graceful in a danc- 
ing way. Ben Ryan and Harriet Leo were 
never better placed than following the some- 
what serious set of Els and French. The two 
clowning ones were easily the hit of the ahow, 
there being a steady laugh while they were on. 
George McKay and Ottie Ardlne surely de- 
serve credit for In next to closing position, 
following all kinds of dancing and comedy, 
the fast working pair went over big. McKay 
did a clever travesty on Ritchie's act that 
started the audience In his favor, and Miss 
Ardlne's acrobatic dancing made a fitting 
climax to a good sized hit Paul Conchas, 
with his funny assistant Julius Neuman, 
closed the show and made more than good In 
this difficult position. 

MAJESTIC (Fred Eberts, mgr.; agent Or- 
pheum). — Cooler weather and a corking good 
ehow brought the business up some at the 
Majestic on Monday night Comedy was the 
main part of the show, though Orvllle Harold 
was the main feature. Harold fooled his 
billing in a manner for after singing two 
grand opera songs he switched to those of a 
lighter vein. The tenor was not allowed to 
leave until he had finished his act with two 
Irish songs. He is s great addition to vaude- 
ville and was fully appreciated by the Majes- 
tic audience on Monday night Wallace Brad- 
ley and Nevena Norrls opened the show. The 
girl and boy sing and dance and the boy also 
is a trick cyclist. His work on the wheel is 
the redeeming feature of the act. The show 
really started with Elsie Faye and the two 
boys with her. The act did nicety through- 
out and finished big with the dancing wed- 
ding. Edwin Stevens and Miss Tina Marshall 
show excellent character portrayals in their 
little musical pieces with some acting. They 
were popular. Albert F. Hawthorne and Jack 
Inglts were well received. The two boys 
seem to have hit on the style of an act that lr 



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dull moment In It Kate BUnore and Sam 
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deal of comedy, but managed to score after 
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Paul Armstrong's "To Save One Girl," had 
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Of course Walter C. Kelly made them laugh. 
They placed him next to closing this show, 
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ORPHEUM.— Mason and Keeler, In "Mar- 
ried," scored hit of bill. Gertrude Long, sing- 
ing, splendidly received. Mr. and Mrs. Gor- 
don Wilde, shadowgraph, successful In closing 
spot. Sherman and Uttry, opened show satis- 
factorily. Sylvester Shaffer, headline honors. 

EMPRESS.— Macart and Bradford, scream. 
Karl Damman, acrobats, closing, registered. 
Clarence Wilbur, funny. Toscanl Quartet, re- 
placed by Delmore and Moore, talking, open- 
ing the bill, getting away to a poor start. 
General Plsano and Co.. excellent. Klass and 
Bernie, well liked. Beth Challls, acceptable. 
Mme. Davenport's Six European Models, 
classy. 

CORT (Homer F. Curran, mgr.). — Feature 
film. 

COLUMBIA (Oottlob, Marx & Co., mgrs.).— 
Chauncey Olcott In "The Heart of Paddy 
Whack." 



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1002 Palace Theatre Building, N. Y. C. 

Will interview acts desiring Western time. 

Phone, Bryant 4720. 
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ALCAZAR (Belasco A Mayer, mgrs.). — Kolb 
& Dill Co.. "This Way Out." 

WIGWAM (Jos. F. Bauer, mgr.).— Del. 8. 
Lawrence Dramatic Players. 

PRINCESS (Bert Levey, lessee and mgr. ; 
agent, Levey). — Vaudeville. 

HIPPODROME (Louis Llssner, mgr.; agent, 
W. 8. V. A.).— Vaudeville. 

The Wigwam is doing business with dra- 
matic stock. In the past this house played 
vaudeville and tab musical comedy. 

Reports from Che interior are not encourag- 
ing. The few one night stand shows playing 
interior towns are meeting with reverses. 



The New Civic Auditorium was formally 
opened in Oakland April 30. 



Rather than open the show at the Orpheum 

last week, Clara Inge canceled Che rest of 

her Orpheum tour and Jumped directly back 
East. 



On May 2 the EmpresB changed Its policy 
to meet the opposition of the Hippodrome. 
An Increased bill and straight ten cent mati- 
nees went into effect. 



Local merchants declare that business has 
steadily grown worse since the exposition 
opened. 

The Grand, Sacramento, is dark. The Monte 
Carter Co. closed there and went to Stockton. 



Bert Levey narrowly escaped a serious in- 
jury in an automobile collision last week. For 
a day or two the agent was doing business 
with a bandage around his head. The extent 
of his injury consisted of a scalp laceration. 



The Dixie Minstrels started playing one 
night stands in the tank towns when they hit 
the coast but gave up the percentage scheme 
after a couple of weeks of bad business and 
entered vaudeville, where the salary was sure 
If low. 



"Feet of Clay," said to be a musical comedy 
by a local author, is in rehearsal. From all 
accounts the cast will number 83 people, who, 
so it is said, have been engaged on a guar- 
antee of several weeks' work despite the fact 
the piece has never been produced. 



Once again the People's Opera Co. failed to 
open as previously announced. The date was 
set back another week. The directors seem 
to think the company should have a centrally 
located theatre and are experiencing difficulty 
in locating a house. They declare that many 
subscriptions to support the project are com- 
ing in but more money is needed. 



Theatrical circles have centered attention on 
the opening of the Hippodrome (formerly 
Gaiety). Somo are certain the house will be 
a loser while others think the future with a 
pop priced variety policy is problematical. 
The other downtown pop houses are preparing 
to meet the opposition. There is also con- 
siderable speculation on how the Hip will 
affect the Orpheum's business, since it Is lo- 
cated directly opposite the big time house. 



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Desire to thank MR. WILLIAM MORRIS for past pleasant en 
gagement, and following: 

Curzon Sisters, 

Jardin de Danse. 
New York, N. Y. 
Dear Misses Curzon: Just a line to tell you that I was 
very much pleased with your four weeks' engagement 
here. If you don't go abroad I will be pleased to plav 
you a return four weeks in June and July. 

Very truly vours. 

WILLIAM MORRIS 



Management : 



J. W. CURZON, Variety, New York. 



ATLANTIC CITY. 

By LOUIS W1LJU1AMB. 

APOLLO.— 2-5, pop vaudeville; 6-8, David 
Uelasco's 'The Love Thought," by Henry 
Irving Dodge, with Janet Beecher, Hardee 
Klrkland, Ramsay Wallace, Lowell Sherman, 
Katherlne Proctor, Harriet Ross, Antoinette 
Walker and others. 



May 10 William Harris will present O. P. 
Hegee, the featured member of the present 
Granville Barker's company in a new comedy 
entitled "Who Is Sylvia," by Austin Strong. 
A strong cast has been engaged for the pro- 
duction. 



The Savoy, it is now positively announced 
by the owners, will play films. The Bijou, also 
a picture house owned by the same people and 
located in the same block, will continue pic- 
tures as has been the winter plan. The fail- 
ure to lease the Savoy after the money spent 
in the rebuilding of the Interior Is a source 
of disappointment to the owners of the former 
vaudeville theatre. It is the plan of 8. F. 
Nixon to run the legitimate attractions at the 
Nixon this summer as was the policy of that 
house last summer. 

There Is a consistent report that Wlstar 
Grooket, former manager of the Million Dol- 
lar Pier, will manage the Garden of Dances, 
on the Garden Pier, this summer. No con- 
firmation of the Grooket report can be had, 
but It is altogether probable the pier ballroom 
will be managed by Bill Godfrey of the Metro- 
politan opera bouse, Philadelphia, who was 
business manager of the Pier last season. 
Godfrey is not only well versed in the busi- 
ness, but he is particularly well up on amuse- 
ments In Atlantic City — one of the most diffi- 
cult amusement towns in the universe. God- 
frey was slated to go to Kansas City, but his 
presence In the resort and In Philadelphia 
gives rise to the rumor that he will be the 
Garden's 1915 manager. 



It is hardly likely the Steel Pier will be 
finished in time for the opening of the season 
Junt 15. All the pilings of the ball room at 
the end are in place, but there is still a vast 
amount of work to be done and July 4 or even 
15 looks more like the opening date. 



A baseball batting machine occupies the 
old Pier. This is the latest of Atlantic City 
amusement devices. 

BUFFAL9. 

By CLYDE P. RBX. 

SHEA'S (Henry J. Carr, mgr.).— Carolina 
White, headlines with great success ; Pat 
Itooncy and Marlon bent, go over big ; Dono- 
van and Lee, good ; Kitty Edwards and Es- 
corts, fascinating ; Emmet Devoy and Co., en- 
tertain ; The LeGrohs, have a rare novelty ; 
Alf James Holt, a master mimic ; Gere and 
Delaney, clever. Pictures close excellent bill. 
Next, Four Marx Bros. 

TECK (John R. Olshle, mgr.).— Adele Blood 
stock company well received in "The Mislead- 
ing Lady." Excellent support afforded Miss 
Blood. Next, "Janice Merdlth." 

STAR (P. C. Cornell, mgr.).— The Bon- 
stcllo company In "We are Seven," opened to 
big house. Usual favorite with theatrical pub- 
lic who for seasons has patronized Miss Hon- 
stelle and her assisting cast. Next, "The 
Argyle Case." 

GAYETY (J. M. Ward, mgr.).— "American 
Beauties" play to capacity. Next, "Billy Wat- 
son." 

MAJESTIC (John Laughlln, mgr.).— Will- 
iamson Submarine movies, did well. Picture 
policy to prevail throughout summer season. 

OLYMPIC (Charles Denzlnger, mgr.).— All 
Girl show, the 8 Princess Minstrel Maids, fea- 
ture ; Florence Campbell and Co., headline, big 
hit; Nellie DeYoe, clever; Those Three Girls, 
fine musical act ; Zamora Sisters, sensational ; 
Edna Richardson, dainty. Pictures close. 

HIPPODROME (Henry Marcus, mgr.).— 
Feature pictures draw well. 

PALACE AND STRAND.— Featuring movies 
to good business. 



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LYRIC (Joe Payton, mgr.).— House closed 
for about six weeks, stock company to be re- 
organized and policy continued. 

ACADEMY (Jules Michaels, mgr.; Loew).— 
Five acts and feature movies to be summer 
program. Roach. Soraghan and Co., favorites 
of the Lyric dramatic stock company, make 
first appearance In dramatic comedy sketch, 
"Trapped," and easily cop hit of the bill. 
Should be a big success on small time. Moore 
and Elliott, please; Beck and Harris, big hit; 
Mellon and DePaula, artistic entertainers; 
Chas. Loder and Co., laughs. 

PLAZA (Jacob Rosin, mgr.; agents, Mc- 
Mahon A Dee). — Three acts appear first half 
of week. The Rose Troupe, Alice Clarke and 
Capt Dewey, playing to big business. Pic- 
tures featured remalader of week with Satur- 
day night cabaret, which has proved a big 
success. 

H. A. Meyers, Bradford lumber merchant, 
has taken over the Family, Happy Hour, 
Airovlct and Linden theatres. Movie policy 
to prevail in all four, featuring a Buffalo 
weekly, a film taken and manufactured here 
each week. 



Erdman, former manager of Elmwood, having 
charge. Elmer Davis, formerly of Keith's, 
taking charge of Elmwood and W. H. Good- 
man of New York assuming management of 
Keith's. 



Lon Rowley has opened a new restaurant 
and cabaret at No. 001 Main street The Old 
Teck, adjoining the theatre, has also reopened 
with cabaret. 



Crystal Beach, Canadian summer resort, 
twenty mile lake ride from Buffalo* will open 
May 28. Many improvements and added con- 
cessions this year. Olcott Beach, on the 
American side, will open on the 29th. 

A diamond pendant was presented Miss Jes- 
sie Bonstelle, long time favorite stoca actress 
of this city, who Is now appearing at the Star. 
The gift waa obtained by popular subscrip- 
tion. 



Columbia, new $100,000 movie house In 
Genesee street, doing capacity business. One 
ef Model Theatre Co.'s houses, George W. 



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STRAND CONCERT. OBCHE 
SOLOISTS 
Beg. Sunday, May fl 

Mary Pickford in 
"Fanchon the Cricket" 

Also Salisbury's, Wild Life Picture*. 




CINCINNATI. 

BY BABJIY T. MAATLN . 

GRAND (The©. Aylward, mgr.).— Cyril 
Maude in "Grumpy," last show of season; 9, 
pictures. 

KEITH'S (John F. Royal, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.).— Oxford Trio. Lottie Collins, Jr., 
Ralph Rlggs and Katherine Wltchle, Billy Me- 
Dermott, "The Final Decree," Irene Franklin 
and Burt Green. Willing, Bentley and Will- 
ing, Henrlette De Serrls and models. 

LYRIC— Pictures. 

STANDARD (Harry Hart, mgr. ) .—"Monte 
Carlo Girls." 

OLYMPIC— Dark. 

CHESTER PARK (I. M. Martin, mgr.).— 
Open Sundays only.* 

MUSIC HALL.— 3, Chicago Little Theatre 
Co. in "The Trojan Women," peace play. 

The Standard and Grand close this week. 
Keith's will be the only house In town open 
next week. It will have summer pop vaude- 
ville. Under Manager Royal's direction the 
shows have been very popular In the past. 

Cincinnati seems to have enough picture 
houses to supply the demand, and then some. 
Promoters are not falling over themselves to 
get any of the theatres outside of the Grand 
and Lyric for the summer season. 



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DETROIT. 

By JACOB SMITH. 

TEMPLE (C. O. Williams, mgr.; U. B. O.). 
— Blossom 8eeley, headllner ; Will Oakland 
and Co., good singers ; McConnell and Simp- 
son, ^*2II12IlZ_L_!i^Zl^^?ilfLJ^A^ r !^ r ^L_T e J'y *°od : 



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person. Anyone so doing will be liable to prosecution under the 



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Kajlyama, great novelty ; Nicks Skating Girls, 
pleased ; Masconl Bros., hit, owing to Chaplin 
Imitation ; Surety and Antoinette, good. 

MILES (Dr. Paul C. DuliU, mgr.; agent. 
A. B. C). — "The Schoolmaster," good tabloid; 
LaToys Dogs, amused ; Daisy Cameron, 
pleased ; Royal Neapolitan Band, very good ;. 
Seymore and Dupree, novelty ; York and 
King, good. 

OKFHEUM (W. W. Mcflwen, mgr.; agent. 
Loew). — "Ye Olde Tyme Hallowe'en," very 
good; Clark and Rose, well liked; Frank 
Bush, good stories ; Roy and Arthur, comedy 
Jugglers; Hartley and Pecan, fair; The 
Youngera, opened. 

DETROIT (Harry Parent, mgr) .—"Potash 
and Perlmutter." Return engagement to big 
business. Next week, Cyril Maude In 
"Grumpy." 

GARRICK (Richard H. Lawrence, mgr.).— 
Dark this week. Next, South Africa lectures. 

LYCEUM (A. R. Warner, mgr.).— Glaser 
Stock company in "What Happened to Mary." 
Next, "The Grain of Dust" 

GAYETY (J. M. Ward, mgr.).— "Broadway 
Girls." Next, "Big Sensation." 

CADILLAC (8am Levey, mgr.). — Watson 
"Orientals." Next. "Tango Queens." 

AVENUE (Frank Drew, mgr.). — Permanent 
Stock Players. 

At the annual stockholders meeting of the 
Miles-Detroit theatre held last week John J. 
Nash, of the Affiliated Booking Corporation 
of Chicago, was elected as a member of the 
board of directors. Dr. Paul C. Dulits was 
re-elected house manager. Reports showed a 
good surplus In the treasury. 



Both the National and the Columbia the- 
atres plan to change to pictures for the sum- 
mer about June 1, resuming their regular 
policies In September. 



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LOS ANGELES 

VARIETY'S 
LOS ANGELES OFFICE 
Ml MASON OPERA HOUSE BLZXL 

GUY PRICE, Correspoadant 



ORPHEUM (Clarence Drown, mgr. U. B. O.) 
Week 28 — Hyams and Mclntyre, well received ; 
Mme. Yorska and Co., big; Cressy and Dayne, 
good ; Bonlta and Lew Hearn, repeated suc- 
cessfully ; Brabason Lowther, scored ; Kervllle 
Family, good ; Parillo and Frabito, entertain- 
ing ; Murlal Ridley and Asta Fleming, artistic 
dancers. 

EMPRESS (Harry Follette, mgr. Loew) 
Week 28 — Owen McGivney, well applauded ; 
countess Szechy, pleasing ; Hazel Mann and 
Ben, exceptionally good ; Bob Tipp and Co., 
clever ; Rockwell and Wood, entertaining ; 
Ethel Whiteside and Co., well received. 

REPUBLIC (Al. Watson, mgr., Levy)— 
Johnson Brothers and Johnson, amusing ; Eliz- 
abeth Miller, very good ; Sachs and Woods, 
passable ; Davy and Everson, ordinary ; Pow- 
ell and June, went well ; Miller and Miller, 
scored ; Lindons, entertaining ; Marco, fair ; 
Hessie, well liked ; Richards and Lawrence, 
pleasing ; Elinor of Denishawn. artistic dancer. 

HIPPODROME (Lester Fountain, mgr., 
Western States).— "The Kiddles," well re- 
ceived ; Orloff's Russian Dancers, very good ; 
Allen's Cheyenne Minstrels, entertaining ; Dill 
and Van Tassell, passably pleasing ; Van 
Camp's Pigs, big laugh ; Suennes, big hit. 

MOROSCO— Yiddish Players in repertoire. 

MASON— Dark. 

BURBANK— "Big Jim Garrlty." 

CENTURY— Burlesque. 

Jay Davidson, former local sport writer. Is 
doing baseball on the Chicago American. 

Florence Stone Is vacationing here. She 
goes to Omaha In the early summer for an 
engagement 

William Desmond is here to go Into pictures. 



Blanche Ring presented her husband, 
Charles Winninger, with a handsome silver 
cup for defeating John Hyams at golf. 

Sam Rork Is still looking after O. M. Ander- 
son's local Interests. 



Lawrence Levy, the sketch writer, who Is 
here, has a new playlet that goes Into vaude- 
ville next* week with Cynthia Kellogg and 



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Harry B. Sher In the leading characters. It 
is called "The Frame Up" and Is written 
around the trial of Chief of Police Sebastian, 
now on here. 



MILWAUEIL 

BY P. Q. HOR6AN. 

MAJESTIC (James A. Hlgler, mgr. ; agent, 
Orph.). — Lopokova and Morgan, dancers, big; 
Cross and Josephine, excellent ; Raymond and 
Caverly, fine ; Ernest R. Ball, good ; Havlland 
and Thornton, pleased ; Arnaut Bros., liked ; 
Albert and Irving, entertaining ; Gere and De- 

CRYSTAL (William Gray, mgr.; agent, 
Loew). — Maximilian the Great, appreciated 
novelty ; Elizabeth Cutty, registered ; Valen- 
tine Fox, well liked ; Schrodea and Chapelle, 
good ; Bellclair Bros., cleverly entertaining. 

DAVIDSON (Sherman Brown, mgr.; agent, 
Ind.).— Ziegfeld's "Follies" first half to fair 
business. 17, "Outcast" ; 20, Rose Stain in "A 
Perfect Lady." 

SHUBERT (C. A. Niggemeyer, mgr.).— 
Shubert Theatre Stock Co. In "The Misleading 
Lady." 10, "Mamselle." Business average. 

PABST (Ludwig Kreiss. mgr.). — Pabst Ger- 
man Stock Co. In "Frauenkampf and "Die 
Schoene Galathee." 6, "Damenwahl." Fair 
houses. 

GAYETY (J. W. Whitehead, mgr. ) .—"Col- 
lege Girls." 

What the Auditorium, now almost wholly 
municipally owned, can do to the legitimate 
theatrical business was shown Sunday when 
Souse's band drew nearly 8,000 persons be- 
tween the matinee and evening concerts. 
Ziegfeld's "Follies," which ordinarily should 
have played capacity at the Davidson that 
night in opening, felt this competition more 
than others. The house was hit for at least 
$1,000 thereby. 

Joseph Brooks' five-star aggregation of Will- 
iam H. Crane, Thomas W. Ross, Maclyn Ar- 
buckle, Amelia Bingham and Mabel Talia- 
ferro has been booked Into the Pabst for May 
17. 



II1W0MLIANS. 

By O. M. ■AMUBXS. 

ORPHEUM (Arthur White, mgr., agent, Or- 
pheum) — Fanny Brlce walked away with the 



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PRIMROSE FOUR. 

The classification of America's best 
straight singing combination is rather 
a distinctive honor when one considers 
the several hundred professional quar- 
tets, but very .few will dispute that that 
title rightfully belongs to Messrs. 
Murphy, Webb, Reinhart and Gibner, 
who compose the Primrose Four, and 
whose total weight overbalances the 
scales at a half ton. 

With appearance, volume and vocal 
tone, one finds very few active com- 
petitors in summing up vaudeville's 
quartets for comparative purposes. 

The Primrose Four have established 
an enviable record for themselves in 




Bob Webb 
Tom Murphy 



Bob Olbner 
Chaa. Reinhart 



which their recent Australian success 
stands out conspicuously, the Rickards 
Tour playing the aggregation for seven 
consecutive months and securing their 
signatures to contracts calling for a 
two-year return engagement commenc- 
ing next November. 

A consistent headline attraction, 
they have as yet never failed to regis- 
ter, and at the present time are busy 
compiling records on the United time. 
"Bird of Paradise," "Kentucky Home" 
and many other Waterson, Berlin & 
Snyder hits are included in their reper- 
toire. 



WAR and SONGS 11!! 

The European God of Destruction has seriously 
affected every American Industry, particularly 
the theatrical and its allied professions, because 
they are classified among life's luxuries. The mu- 
sic business has never previously experienced 
such a deplorable condition as exists at present* 
the ridiculously small number of current popular 
HITS being the best evidence of this assertion* 

The most prominent factor among the assets 
of the warring nations abroad has been that of 
ORGANIZATION and Its accompanying con- 
veniences. Its parallel in the American music 
industry is distinctly visible in the remarkable 
ORGANIZATION behind the WATERSON, BER- 
LIN A SNYDER firm, which, after realising the 
impending crisis, carefully prepared a staple cata- 
log that would successfully combat the Inevitable 
depression and capably balance the law of supply 
and demand in its own particular field. The 
construction of this catalog embodied every sin- 
gle essential requisite to success. Consequently, 
the WATERSON, BERUN * SNYDER com- 
bination holds the key to the music situation and 
can offer the most attractive list of desirable 
numbers Imaginable, regardless of the current 
melody panic 

The modern trend of music success depends 
upon originality, which travels hand in hand 
with organisation. Both are beneficial and nec- 
essary to each other. And what better instance 
of originality could be propelled than the latest 
work of IRVING BERLIN, *MY BIRD OF PARA- 
DISE," a number that has altered the most care- 
fully laid future plans of successful song writers. 
Berlin realised the possibilities of a song with 
the charming strain such as "BIRD OF PARA- 
DISE" carries and before the professional copies 
were ink-dry, the number was universally ac- 
cepted as a nation's hit. 

The best example- of the result of organisation 
in the music business is thrust forth in the re- 
lease of "SHOOTING THE BULL AROUND 
THE BULLETIN BOARDS," a new number by 
Jerome and Schwartz, that was carefully timed 
for the psychological moment, and which in a 
short time has leaped to the front of its own 
field. The title naturally popularised itself be- 
cause its release was measured for the appro- 
priate surroundings. Every town, city and ham- 
let is blessed with its bulletin board carrying 
latest dispatches of the movements abroad, and 
every auditor is bound to appreciate the humor 
of this neutral gem. This number will pene- 
trate and linger in every corner of the country 
because it just fits an international situation 
and is indirectly related to the greatest happening 
in world's history. 

And among the prominent fixture* of the 
Waterson, Berlin St Snyder output, one must 
not overlook "KENTUCKY HOME." "It's a darn 
good song and you can't go wrong," they say, 
and it is an immediate applicant for a sure-thing 
rapertoire. t 

A lengthy review on the individual numbers 
of the WATERSON, BERLIN A SNYDER list 
would complete a song history of its own. The 
progressive artist is no longer landed through 
the lightest infatuation for a melody. The mod- 
ern publisher of popular music must deliver the 
goods, and a serious, impartial and careful men- 
tal survey of the past several years brings 
WATERSON, BERUN A SNYDER to the top 
of the ladder without competition. The process of 
organisation has resulted in a professional de- 
partment in charge of MAX WINS LOW that can 
expertly diagnose your music wants. And that 
same organisation has resulted in an unlimited 
supply of numbers that variate sufficiently in 
style, titles and construction to complete any 
professional needs from a single number of any 
description to a complete popular libretto. 




A PROMISING TRIO 

A glance at the accompanying pho- 
tograph carries a reasonable impression 
of the fund of personality contained 
in the specialty of Moore, O'Brien and 
Cormack, three distinctly clever enter- 
tainers who have done much to project 
the popularity of the Waterson, Berlin 
& Snyder organization. 

Recently supporting Grace Leigh, 
this trio came under the eye of sev- 
eral influential managers who advised 
them to build up a vehicle of their own, 




which they immediately did, with grati- 
fying results. 

And here is vividly portrayed an- 
other instance of the attractive variety 
of the Waterson, Berlin & Snyder 
catalog, for this trio whose natural 
musical abilities equips them with suf- 
ficient perception to distinguish the 
individual value of popular songs, have 
practically built their entire act around 
selections from the Waterson, Berlin & 
Snyder list of hits. "Bird of Paradise," 
"Kentucky Home," "Back to the Farm" 
and "Shooting the Bull Around the 
Bulletin Boards" are capably rendered, 
the fact of their retention justifying 
their presence. 




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Thanks the WESTERN VAUDEVILLE MANAGERS' ASSOCIA- 
TION and UNITED BOOKING OFFICES for past season's work. 
Good-bye all. SAILING for AUSTRALIA MAY 11 to tour 

RICKARDS' CIRCUIT. 



THE GAUDSMIDTS 



WITH THE TWO SPANISH POODLES 
(This Week, May 3) 

Second Engagement Within Six Months 

Palace, New York 



honor* Monday. Les Salvaggls, average dan- 
cers. Max Fink carried Klein, Yost and Fink 
to success. Jack Gardner made them laugh 
with apparent ease. Marie Fitrgibbons, de- 
cidedly clever. "When Woman Proposes. 
good. Lohse and Sterling closed the bill. 



HIPPODROME (Jake Miller, mgr.)— Vaude- 
ville. 

ALAMO (Will Ouerlnger, mgr.)— Vaudeville. 

SPANISH FORT (M. 8. Sloan, mgr.) — 
Psolettl's Band and Dansant. 

Marianne Conway Is singing at Kolb's. 

Salvador Roman, Ouy McConnlck, Irving 
Leclere and Barry Milton left New Orleans 
Friday for Honduras, where they will Intro- 
duce the local brand of cabaret. 

After a protracted absence. Will Ouerlnger 
returned to New Orleans Saturday. 

Spanish Fort, the South's largest amuse- 
ment resort, shows little change this year. 

Bob Murphy has formed an alliance with 
the "Olrl Paderewskl." They are at the 
Alamo. 



PHILADELPHIA 

VARIETY? 

PHILADELPHIA OFFICE 

ttf Kelts. Theater B.lWsWg 
JOHN J. BURNES. 



KEITH'S (Harry T. Jordan, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.).— The big feature at Keith's this 
week Is the Spring Fashion Show, which has 
gathered together a number of charming girls 
and beautiful gowns, but beyond this beauti- 
ful number, the hit of the show was Ruth 
Roye. 8he took at least a dozen bows and 
even then the house refused to be satisfied. 
Toby Claude carried them hack a dossn years 
when she rendered songs that wars popular 
years ago. She also registered big. Pictures 
of current events opened the show followed 
by the Black Brothers. These young men 
make a good appearance and have a good turn. 
Including good dancing, banjo and piano play- 
ing, but no singing. With singing In the act 
they would be a strong turn, wills and Has- 



san, equilibrists, In No. 2 spot, were roundly 
applauded time and again for their various 
tricks. In the next position were Harry and 
Eva Puck. Toby Claude followed In her sketch 
that was rather novel, as was that of Eva 
Condon, Jack Devereaux and In 'The Same 
Old Thing. A decided novelty In plot was 
Introduced In this sketch, with the unexpected 
appearance In the audience of the author of 
the playlet It created a big laugh. The 
Spring Fashion Show held their attention and 
seemed to be enjoyed. The Volunteers, a 
quartet, were In the next position. They sing 
good harmony, but had a hard position and 
were unable to hold them In. The Four 
Nigh tons, a posing act, closed and worked 
against a big walkout. The house was light 
Monday night 

BIJOU (Joseph C. Dougherty, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.). — The show this week Is entertain- 
ing and pleasing. Berry and Berry, a man 
and woman musical team, opened. They play 
a number of instruments, but the comedy of 
the man Is away off and hurts the act with 
the man working straight with no attempt at 
comedy, they have a good musical act In 
closing they bring their child on the stage. 
She puts over a song that gets a big hand. 



In the next position was Juns Mills, who puts 
over a number of fast comedy songs. While 
she makes a change a young man In the or- 
chestra pit sings a solo In a good bass voloe. 
Miss Mills was the hit of the show and was 
switched from No. 2 spot to next to closing. 
Seven Little Darlings, a kid act, was very 
fine. The Yolces of the Juveniles are very 
good. Zlt and West Italian comedians, were 
well liked In the funny conversational offer- 
ing. It is very noticeable that one of the men 
steps out of the character, drops his dialect, 
speaking good English, which has a tendency 
to make the comedy lose Its point Ths Four 
Readings, in a good acrobatic number, closed 
the show and held them In. These boys work 
in a nice easy manner, but they make the 
same stall on at least two of their tricks. In 
doing it the first time they received a big 
hand, on the next time the house seemed to 
get wise and they did not get the same big 
hand. Comedy pictures closed. The house 
looked good Mondsy afternoon. 

WILLIAM PENN.— College Olrl Frolics. 
Oordan and White, Frank Le Roy Brooks. 
Moore snd Young, Billy Bouncer's Circus, 
GFaston Palmar. 

NIXON.— Trovato, Jessie Shlrly and Co., 



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The Trained Nurses, Fitzsimmons and Cam- 
eron, La Toy Bros., Blsflett and Scott. 

GRAND.— The Sorority Girls, ' Oallerlnl 
Four, Marjorle Fairbanks and Co., Mark and 
Williams, Ruth and Kitty Henry, Marie and 
Billy Hart 

BROADWAY. — The Raccos, Prince and 
Deerle, Ned Cork Norton Girls, Howard Chase 
and Co., Leona Stephens, Billy Wilson Co. 



FORREST.— "The Lady in Red" opened 
Monday for a two weeks stay. 

LYRIC— "Tonight's the Night" opened 
Monday night 

BROAD.— "She's In Again" enters upon Its 
third week. The show has taken on speed and 
In now running smoothly and looks like a hit 
Will leave here to open In New York next 
week. 

ADELPHI.— "Peg" In Its eleventh and last 
week of a good run. 

WALNUTv— The new William Ingersoll 
Stock Co. bpened for the summer In "D'Arcy 
of the Guards." Ingersoll was for a long 
time connected with the Orpheum Stock in 
this city. 

TROCADERO. — Burlesque. "Follies of 
Pleasure." 

CASINO— Burlesque. "Frolics of 191R." 

OAYETY.— Burlesque. "City Belles Burles- 
qiirrs." 

nUMONT'8.— Stock Minstrels. 



The Four Bards left the Barnum and Bailey 
show Inst Saturday night. They were fea- 
tured and no reason was given for their clos- 
ing, but it was understood that they had ob- 
tained different bookings more to their liking. 



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pltal with a fractured skull and internal In- 
juries sustained when he fell from the top of a 
thirty-foot polo to the ground. 

The Interstate Assoclsted Theatrical Ball 
will be given on Friday evening, May 7, at 
Eagles Hall. 

The William Penn and the Colonial theatres 
will close Saturday for the season and will 
not reopen until early in September. The 
Cross Keys will play pictures during the sum- 
mer months. 

PORTLAND, ORE. 

BY R. EL ANSON. 

HEILIO (A. T. Paugel, mgr. ) .— 25-2— "Erery- 
woman." 6-8 — Miss Marie Tempest and Co., 
in "The Marriage of Kitty." and "Nearly 
Married." 

BAKER (Geo. L. Baker, mar.)— The Ital- 
ian Grand Opera Co. 

ORPHEUM (T. R. Conlon, mgr., agent, Or- 
pheum), week 25 — Lew Dockstader, headline 
hit ; Tom Lewis and Co., fine ; Bankoff and 
Qirlic. good ; Tom Amaranths, clever : Mr. and 
Mrs. Gordon Wilde, pleased ; Gertrude Long, 
encored : Shuman and Ultrey, entertaining. 

EMPRESS (H. W. Pierong, mgr., agent, 
Loew), week 26 — Cooke and Rothert. opened a 
good bill ; Sadie Shuman, pleased ; Etta Byran, 
Roy Sumner and Co., good ; Johnson and 
Deen, fine : Joe Welch, hit ; Von Cello, fine. 

NEW LYRIC (Dan Flood, mgr., agent, 
Fisher) — Three Cheaters; Eddy and Kerns; 
La Belle and Williams ; Orvllle Reeder. Pic 1 
tures. 



and Covert, pleases; "The Way Out," food; 
Maestro, Juggler, good ; photoplays. 

NEW. PRINCE8S (Flnkelstein it Rubin, 
owners and nigra. ; Bert Goldman, res mgr.). 
— Four Casting Lamys, Duncan and Holt, 
Norwood and Anderson, Angell Sisters, pic- 
tures. 2d half: Las Dledottoe, The Glockers, 
Montrose and Allen, Aerlo Trio, pictures. 

METROPOLITAN (L. N. Scott, mgr.).— 
Blllle Burke closed a pleasing week-end's 
business Saturday night and this week pic- 
tures hold the boards, with Rose Stahl under- 
lined for 13-14-15 In "A Perfect Lady." 
"Chocolate Soldier" Is booked for the 10th. 

SHUBERT (Frank Priest, res. mgr.).— 
The Huntington Players left this house after 
Saturday night's performance for Oklahoma 
City where they will hold forth. On May 16 
the Fischer Stock Company opens the Shubert 
again. 

STAR (John P. Kirk, mgr.).— "The Black 
Crook, Jr.," burlesquers, with Jack Reld and 
Ella Gilbert, made a hit with last night's 
house, and the company was entitled to every 
bit of applause accorded It Slvad, a special 
attraction, was well received also. 



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Bran- 



Miana Courtee, a performer with the Bar- 
num and Bailey show, is in St. Luke's Hoe- 



ST. PAUL. 

BY C. J. RENHAM. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr. 
Burroughs, res. mgr.). — Joan Sawyer, 
ed by George Harcourt. was pleasing 
don, Hurst and Co., also plensrd Milt Col- 
lins, very good ; Mons. and Madame Alf. W 
Loyal, created interest ; Brent Hayes, very 
good ; Dooley and Robson, enthusiastically re- 
ceived ; Louis London, pleased : Orr*ieum 
Travelogues closed. 

EMPRESS (M. Loew, gen. mgr. : ** a. 8. 
Greening, res. mgr.). — "The Dairy Maids," 
very good Ed nd Jack Smith, good; Jenkins 



WASHINGTON, D. C. 

BY W. H. SMITH. 

KEITH'S (Roland 8. Robbins, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.). — Naztmova, In "War Brides/' to 
large and select audience, overshadowed bal- 
ance of high class bill. As a contrast to the 
tenseness of the headline number, Tlge and 
Babette, In songs and comedy, were appre- 
ciated, as was the skit of Eddie Carr and Co. 
Dave Schooler, pianist, and Louise Dickenson, 
soprano, were well received. Grace De Mar's 
songs and gowns both pleased. Newhonse, 
Snyder and Co. and Ben Welch, completed the 
program. 

NATIONAL (Wm. H. Rapley, mgr.).— 
A born Opera Co. In "Robin Hood." well sung 
and staged ; full house. Next, "Red Widow." 

COLUMBIA .(Fred G. Berger, mgr.).— Musi- 
cal stock; gave an acceptable presentation of 
"Bright Eyee" to big business. Next week, 
"Naughty Marietta." 

POLI'S (Louis J. Fosse, mgr.).— Stock, In 
"Nearly Married." Well presented. Next 
week. "Baldpate." 

BELA8CO (L. Stoddard Taylor, mfr.).— 
Ktnemaoolor war pictures. 



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CASINO (Allan J. Bschrach. mgr.).— Pic- 
tures and vaudeville. Leonard!, violin and 
guitar selections, enjoyed ; Symonds and Wes- 
ton, great applause: Morris and Wilson, hit; 
American Comedy Four, encores ; Bert Wheel- 
er, laughs. 

COSMOS (A. Julian BrylawHki, mgr.). — 
Split week. Carlos Caesar! and Co., novel act; 
GTulzmanl Troupe, good ; Harry and Anna Sey- 
mour, pleasing ; Frank Morsell, good ; Clayton 
and Lennle, hit In English comedy patter that 
would go with less slapstick business ; Ernest 
Foreman and Co., good. 

OAYETY (Oeo. Peck. mgr.). — Burlesque. 
Closing this week. Hsrry Hastings Big Show. 



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CHICAGO 

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BERT M. ROHN, Mgr. 

SHERMAN'S HOTEL 

Formerly COOKE'S HOTEL 

"A Theatrical Hotel ef the Bettor Class" 

Walnut Street above Eighth 

Opposite Casino Theatre Philadelphia 

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DRY YOUR EYES 

Win. (Billy) Lou 

By JEROME and HIRSCH 



Sprinkle 
Me With 



A 100 PER CENT. NUMBER 

When experienced and successful song -writers produce 
a perfect ballad, eighty par cant, of the battle for popu- 
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introduction of it. "SWEET KENTUCKY LADY" has 
bsen acclaimed a perfect song, and is being sunt by fore- 
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N. B.— ltl per cent, for Duos, Trios and Quartettes. 



If You Want My Love To Grow 

By EARL CARROLL and ERNIE BALL 



SOMETHING NEW 

The season's most sensational and attractive novelty song. 
Featured by Vaudeville's Specialty Kings and Queens. The 
"far-in-the-lead" success of New York's latest amusement 
innovation — the cabaret revue. If you want a real act- 
builder, send in quick for "SPRINKLE." Unusual possibili- 
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ADDRESS DEPARTMENT 

Where Players May Be Located 
Next Week (May 10) 

Plsyers may be listed in this department weekly, either at the theatres they are 
appearing in or at a permanent or temporary address (which will be inserted when route 
is not received) for $5 yearly, or if name is in bold type, $10 yearly. All are eligible to 
this department. 



Attell Abe Orpheum Denver 
Avon Comedy 4 Keith's Boston 

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My advertisement in VARIETY has been productive of results. 

American acts are now coming over here by each steamer, but there is still plenty of room in England for good turns. 

Why not participate in the general prosperity and incidentally spend a pleasant summer? 

Remember there are no matinees and no Sunday shows. 

A very few weeks' work will pav all expenses of the trip and still leave a handsome profit. '"7 ' 

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SHOP TALK 

BY EDWARD MARSHALL 



I had bogun to think I had said about all that could bo said anont tho value 
of advertising to tho vaudeville artist. My arguments have boon many and 1 
have cited individual cases as proofs of my doctrine. 1 have had many troupers 
tell me that tho talks have awakened them as to tho possibilities of judicious 
advertising in their individual cases. 

As I just said, 1 thought I had about run tho gauntlet of advertising argu- 
ment in this column, when I received a letter from Cohan Jc Harris advising 
mo that there was a pair of seats awaiting me at the George M. Cohan theatre. 
Accompanied by a well-known Broadway press agent I attended the perform- 
ance of "It Pays to Advertise." Right hero 1 want to say to tho actor — tho 
ambitious actor — go see that show. You'll bo unable to side-step the truth the 
way it's hurled at you there. Incidentally you'll be well entertained with one of 
the best farces Broadway has seen in many a day. 

To the fellow who cannot afford to advertise especially do I prescribe this 
play. Then try to frame up some excuse about not being able to do any adver- 
tising at present. Not an excuse to stall off some solicitor, but an excuse to 
square the proposition with you, yourself. You fellows who have been slaving 
over your business deficiencies with tho excuse that you withhold publicity from 
yourselves because you can't spare tho money, won't find a log to stand on if "It 
Pays to Advertise" sinks into your think tank one-fourth as deep as it got into 
mine. 

To tho fellow who cannot see where advertising will do him any good, I also 
advise a couple of hours at the Cohan. There's just a chance that this truth will 
puncture his hide as well. 

We arrived early at the theatre and we had ample time to study tho make-up 
of the audience. I would advise you, too, to go early should you decide to take 
my tip and see tho show. If you are in the least observing you notice that the 
theatre is drawing a class of men who are keen to get any additional dope upon 
advertising that might have perchance got over their heads. If you will stroll 
into tho smoke room between the acts you might learn some additional advertis- 
ing truths. I did. 

It matters little whethor you're exploiting soap, breakfast food, a garter, 
beverage, garment, steamboats, a play, an actor, a circus or an undertaker. 

Take the one best argument of the merits of your product or of your ability 
to fill a certain want a little better than the other fellow and plug it week after 
week. Clothe your argument in as many different phrases as you can and stay 
with it and it won't be long until youll have everyone believing it, and after they 
believe it, they will be making your claims for you as if the idea were their own. 

What's the best grape juice? What kind of a collar do you wear? Why? 
What kind of a rubber heel keeps you from slipping? Who is the greatest black- 
face comedian Broadway gets a look at? Who is the best known movie star 
and the best movie comedian? Who is the representative Yankee Doodle come- 
dian and why— why— WHY? 

When you road something repeatedly and when something is continually 
flashed before you it gradually grows upon you. The first thing you know you're 
passing the word along yourself. 

Many vaudeville actors will tell you that advertising is alright enough for a 
breakfast food or a cigar, but that they cannot see where the thing comes in as 
far as they are concerned. Did you ever notice that every now and then some- 
body comes forward with a new act and almost instantly you hear the name of 
the act upon evorybody's tongue? Every now and then VARIETY blazes forth 
with page spreads about some new act. At any rate, you know quite a number 
of these surprise acts have been put over and have almost instantly become 
the talk of the town. Sometimes you will see one of the new sensations and 
you will say that they are no better than hundreds of other turns already estab- 
lished in vaudeville. Yet they are featured and they are talked about. 

1 can think of no less than a half-doxen standard namos to be seen in the 
electrics who literally jumped into the lights from the start. Sometimes they 
don't last despite the publicity, but that is because they lack the ability to enter- 
tain. Possessed of real ability they generally find their lofty position secure. Yet 
on tho other hand can it be denied that there are many, many just as clever people 
working small time for small salaries? 

Now there is the idea to ponder over. 

There is one other proposition I want to touch, upon here. I have hoard it 
said advertising has no effect upon the managers who buy acts. That is tanta- 
mount to saying the managers are entirely different from the average normal 
American. The fellow who takes this view will concede, I think, that doctors, 
lawyers, authors, mechanics and other intelligent classes of men are open to 
advertising conviction. The Tory fact that they wear Arrow collars and B. V. D.'s 
proves this. Ill bet any buyor of acts, when going into a store, will ask for 
certain products, and will not accept a substitute. I'll also wager that when they 
decide upon certain acts for certain spots they are going to have them if they are 
to be had. And if this is so, isn't there a chance of you elevating your name to 
the well-known class for which no substitute will be accepted? 

See "It Pays to Advertise,'* whethor you believe in advertising or not. 



CORRESPONDENTS 
WANTED 

VARIETY has an attractive proposi- 
tion to submit to those wishing to be 
VARIETY correspondents. 

The work will not interfere with other 
pursuits, but can be developed into a 
permanent income by active people. 

Newspapermen should be particularly 
interested in it. 

Address all applications to 

VARIETY, New York City 



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In a sensational new act next season 

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Direction. FRANK EVANS 

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De draw Jack 
DeLacey Mable 
Demonla Nettie (C) 
Delopbone 
Delmar Frank 
Deimar Jules 
De Montrouge O D 
Densmore Beth 
De Wolf Mr. 
De Wolf Vivien 
Dorr A M 
Dow Max 
Downing J A 
Dreano Josh 
Dubanny Walter 
Duerr i. Good (C) 
Duncan James 
Dunlay Willie 
Dunmore Eileen (C) 
Dunroy Will Reed 
Dwlgbt Albert P 



Baland F H (C) 
Barle Arthur 
Earle Bdw 
Edwards Jess 
Bldrid Oordoa 
Elliott Clyde (C) 
Billot Billy (P) 
Ellis Al 
Bverette Flossie (C) 

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Farley ft Butler 
Feba Helen ' 

Fern Blllle 
Fillmore Nellie 
Finley Bob (C) 
Florense Helene (C) 
Flower Nancy 
Flynn J H 
Foo Lee Tone (C) 
Forrester Bid (C) 
Ford Bdwln 
Ford Max 
Ford Sisters 
Frankleno A Viol (C) 



Calvin J A (C) 
Oardlnes (C) 
Qenaro Marie (P) 
George Vera 
Holding A Keating (C) 
Golden Morris 
Golit Blllle (C) 
Gorden & Elgin (C) 
Gould Billy 
Granville Taylor (C) 
Qraydon James (C) 
Gregory F L 
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Hager & Ooodwin (C) 
Hail Frankle 
Hamid Geo (C) 
Hansen Mr (P) 
Hall Lou 

Harcourt Daisy (C) 
Harcourt Charles 
Hart Julius (C) 
Harvey Trio (C) 
Haywood Jessie 
Heath Frankle 
Hedder Mrs J 
Heras • Preston (C) 
Herbert Mysterious (C) 
Hlllyer Evelyn 
Hooper Billy (C) 
Horil R (C) 
Houston Lillian 
Hoyt Hal H 
Howard J as (C) 
Hugh Madge 
Hyde Arthur B 



Jackson Geo 
Jewell Jack 
Jones Edith (C) 
Jones Johnny P 
Jordon Leslie (C) 
Jordon Tracy (C) 
Josef son Mrs R 
Jule Madame 



fteane Chas (C) 
Keenan Frank 
Keith Ed 

Keily-Plstel Co (C) 
Kerns J (C) 
Kerr Phoebe 
King Les H (C) 
Kinslow J 8 (C) 
Klassy Thomas 

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LaMont Bros (C) 
La Palm 
La Vim 

Lawrense Dorothy (C) 
Lawaen Bennlo 
Leach Hannah 



La Bran Lou (C) 
■ welly n Dan (C) 
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Leo Mrs M 

Leonard Bert (C) 
Leonard Eddie (C) 
Lenore Miss (C) 
Lewis Jack M (C) 
Lloyd Kenneth (C) 
Lockwood Helen 
Lockwood Howard 
Lorraine Lillian (C) 
Lorraine Fred 8 
Lutlnski Jack (C) 
Lovell * Lovell 



Manlon Lucille 
Manny Fred J 
Mautalne A Van (C) 
March Verna 
Marco H K 
May Irene (C) 
Mayer Hasel 
Maxlne Miss 
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Mellette Rosalie 
Melvern Babe (C) 
Mendea H 
Mouther Dorothy 
Mercedes (C) 
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Morton Ed (C) 
Murphy Frank 
Murphy Marie 
Muegrove Harry (C) 

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Nason F L 
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Peabody Helen 
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Perry George 
Phllbrlck Jessie 
Pisano General 
Porte Blanca 
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Preston Frances (C) 
Powere Mrs W A (C) 

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Raphael Mrs P 
Roberts Mrs Joe (C) 
Robinson Harry (C) 
Rosenborg Harry (C) 
Russell Flo 
Rpnar Harry (C) 



Bantly Jos 
Senior W C (C) 
Bawln Jim (C) 
Bchaffer Bud (C) 
Bcheper Mrs W (C) 
Bchueter Milton (C) 
Bcbamm Jos 
Scott Mrs David (C) 



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Smith ■ M 
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8plegel Mr A A 
Stanley Raymond (C) 
Stanton Walter (C) 
Stover W B 



Stuart Frances N 
Sweet Mr 8 
SykeB Harry (C) 



Thompson Eddie 
Tlgllo Harry 
Townsend Hazel 
Treleske Cottage ((') 
Troxell Geo 



Van Dusen F R (C) 



Victor The Great (C) 
Vincent Florence 
Volta Dr 



Wakefield Mr F L 
Walls Mrs Ned (C) 
Warren Herbert (C) 
Ward Oeo H 
Wsrd Jeanne 
Wsrren Bra (P) 
Webster Wayne (C) 



Welnrleoh Mr L H 
Wells Betty (C) 
White Buddy (C) 
Williams Andy 
Woods Albert (C) 
Wood Olllo 
Wood Martha 
Wood Ruth 
Wright Barl (C) 
Wynne Beatrice (C) 



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The Most Distinct Novelty in Vaudeville in "One 



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In An Allegorical Satire on Fame 
By JUNIE McCREE 



.. 



THE CORRIDOR OF TIME" 



MUSIC 



Costumes by Orange Co. 



S INGING 

Painting by White 



DANCING 



Scenery by Gill 







FREDERICK HALLEN 

(25 years ago) 



FREDERICK HALLEN 
(today) 



MOLLY FULLER 

(25. years ago) 



MOLLY FULLER 
(today) 



READ WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY : 



Atlantic City, March IS. 
Junie McCree, 

New York City. 

(Telegram) 

Hallen and Fuller opened at the 
Nikon today with their new act, 
"The Corridor of Time," and were 
an absolute riot. Took ten bows. 
Hallen made curtain speech. Best 
thing seen in vaudeville in some 
time. On Broadway it would be 
one big hit. 

(Signed) 

HARRY BROWN. 

(Manager New Nixon Theatre) 



Brooklyn, April If. 

Dear Mr. Hallen: 

Your new offering for vaudeville, 
"The Corridor of Time," was a 
splendid success here, and to the 
older patrons of the theatre who 
have pleasurable memories of the 
old names, old dances and old 
songs, It was a revelation. As a 
novelty In "one" it Is distinctive. 
With best wishes for its continued 
success, 1 am ) Truly, 

(Signed) 

HARRY W. CRULL. 

(Mgr., Keith's Greenpoint Theatre) 



Newark, N. J. April If, 1115. 
Dear Mr. Hallen: 
Fill this in yourself 



I can't say too much about your 
new act. 

Sincerely, 

(Signed) 

LEWIS R GOLDING. 

(Mgr. Proctor's Theatre, Newark) 



New York City, April 23, lflS. 
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Hallen: 

Your new act, "The Corridor of 
Time," I can truthfully say is a 
distinct novelty. It surely made 
me feel good to see the recaption 
you both got last night when you 
came upon the stage, and it proved 
to me conclusively that names in 
vaudeville count. You were surely 
a decided hit in our theatre. 

Hoping you work fifty- two weeks 
out of the year, as you deserve It, 



New York City, March SI, ltlS. 

Dear Mr. Hallen: 

Your new act, 'The Corridor of 
Time," was a big surprise and the 
hit of my bill. 

(Signed) 

WM. H. QUAID. 

(Mgr. Proctor's Sth Ave. Theatre) 



and with kindest regards, remain, 

(Signed) 



Very tru 



iiy. 



C. P. STOCKHOUSE. 

(Mgr. tlst St. Theatre) 



Direction of GENE HUGHES, U. B. 0. 
Keith's Orpheum, Brooklyn, Next Week (May 10) 



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A FEW MONTHS AGO WE ANNOUNCED THE LITTLE HOUSE 
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VOL. XXXVIII. NO. 11. 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1915. 



PRICE TEN CENTS 







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VARIETY 



LIGHTNER AND JORDAN 

Sagacious artists such as Thca Liglit- 
ner and Dolly Jordan, looking toward 
the future through sinuiltaneously con- 
structing a reputation and repertoire, 
wisely take advantage of our organi- 
zation and through co-operation with 
our professional department are con- 
tinually supplied with the market's lat- 
est products. The result is evidenced 




through their present professional 
standing. Recognized as a standard 
big-time turn, these two clever girls 
find themselves in constant demand. 

Their list of numbers includes "Bird 
of Paradise" and "Love Me or Leave 
Me Alone," two sure-fire popular melo- 
dies that never fail to materially aid in 
earning them individual honors wher- 
ever they appear. 



LEONARD AND WILLARD 

Harry Leonard and Jessie Willard, 
who recently completed a most suc- 
cessful tour of the Australian vaude- 
ville circuits are now playing the Loew 
Circuit in the east, offering their 
clever little novelty, "Outside the Inn," 
by Henry Bergman, in which they in- 




troduce three of Waterson, Berlin & 
Snyder's song gems, "Bird of Para- 
dise," "Dixieland" and "Si's Been 
Drinking Cider." 

Well equipped with all the essentials 
of. vaudeville and possessing unusual 
personality and musical ability, this 
clever duo have developed thdir vehicle 
into a standard vaudeville number and 
never fail to live up to expectations. 



emarkable Record !!! 



;.' is ici.iinhil in 



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history (»! moclrm sohl; publishing is in. orchil in 
le popular) /.it ion i)i Ir\in«..; lit/ rim - \Vlv linti ui 
Paradise, remark <. bh* lur thr short tunc utili/'f! 
to establish thr number is ,\ staur hi! , . < m.u k,il>!r 
for its i-Timeiii.i t- i •'coLMiitioii ancj »u c» pt.iiu i .-. a 
"surf tiling sum.; \}\ thr prok'ssiuii.il sin v'^ 
world, and doiibU r rm.« i kabie in that it !i.^ b n 



i" is a sta:j« 



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universally rmlorst d by the public and lifted at the 
top of the season s tiest Sellers 1 1 v t - wo ks after 
its release. 

IT STANDS IDI NI1I li;D AS [111 PI. IK 
()!• All. ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS 



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The Sonij tliat Directed Competitive Inspirations 
into an entirely New Channel. 

The Soul; that Cracked All Modern Made Records 

for an Overnight Hit. 

BECAUSK it will fit any act. 

BECAUSL it is one of Berlin's best. 

jBE.CAL SI of its strangely hypnotic melody. 

BECAUSE it sounds better every time vou hear 



BECAUSE it will never become monotonous 
through stage wear. 

BECAUSE, it is of perfect construction. 
BECAUSE it is that peculiar type of song that 
wins applause with its introduction. 

ORCHESTRATIONS IN AEE KEYS. DONT 

MISS IT. GET IT NOW. 



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Strand Thratrr Bldr;., 47th Si and R'way, New York 



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MAX VV1NSLOW, Professional Department 



NEW STUFF 

I was born in a little town in Mas- 
sachusetts called Leominster. I was 
brought into this wet world by Santa 
Claus and left to dry on top of a held- 
over Xmas tree Jan. 1, 1886, making 
me a New Year's present to my folks 
and a God-send to the world in gen- 




eral. My first appearance on the "make 
believe" was at B. F. Keith's first thea- 
tre in Boston. That was in 1889. I 
have accomplished the great feat of 
doing 16 shows in one day. 

To Waterson, Berlin & Snyder : You 
have one of the most wonderful songs 
in years in "My Bird of Paradise." My 
wife wanted one for her hat and I 
couldn't afford it, so I bought her the 
song and she has forgotten all about 
the one for the shed. Truly, it is a 
wonderful song. 

Sincerely, 

BERT FITZGIBBON. 



LLOYD AND BRITT 

Two clever youngsters who estab- 
lished a record in England during their 
recent visit there, Britt having been 
a prominent member of the Ragtime 
Octette with which he played the en- 
tire Moss and Stoll tour, including a 
twelve-week run at the London Hip- 
podrome. Lloyd was also singularly 




successful in England, having been se- 
lected by Ned Wayburn to star in his 
revue. 

Their careers abroad were inter- 
rupted by the arrival of the military 
festivities and last August the duo 
teamed for vaudeville. Since then 
they have appeared with marked suc- 
cess in the U. B. O. houses, featuring 
the Waterson. Berlin & Snyder selec- 
tions. 







Vol. XXXVIII. No. 11. 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1915. 



PRICE 10 CENTS 



$4,200 WORTH OF "CUT-RATES" 
FOR 44th STREET LAST WEEK 



Joe Leblang's Cut-Ratc Agency Establishes Record for Half 

Price Tickets. Sends "Peasant Girl's" Gross to $8,000. 

Agency Has List of 100,000 "Subscribers," and Doing 

Enormous Business, But Lost $1,700 in One Day. 



The record in cut-rate theatre ticket 

selling was reached last week by the 

Joe Leblang agency in the basement 

of the Fitzgerald Building, when the 

half-price tickets sold for the Shuberts' 

attraction, "The Peasant Girl," at the 
44th Street theatre, reached a total of 
$4,200, sending the gross of that show 
for the week up to $8,000, the theatre 
itself (over the box office counter and 
by way of hotels, also other outlets) 
collecting direct, the difference, $3,800. 

As Leblang claims* after a careful 
study of his list of 100,000 names 
(known as "subscribers") and a survey 
of the people lined up in his agency, 
that less than 10 per cent, of his cus- 
tomers are regular theatregoers to the 
$2 theatres. The cut rate agency 
"gave" the 44th Street nearly $4,000 
on the week the attraction otherwise 
would never have secured in the same 
house. 

Anyone curious enough to linger 
around the Leblang establishment will 
coincide with the proprietor that he is 
the means of sending an entirely new 
clientele to the Broadway theatres. It 
appears also to place a powerful weap- 
on in Leblang's hands, as through his 
assistants he can influence the cut rate 
business to an unlimited extent into 
any theatre he is handling the coupons 
for. 

Notwithstanding, however,' that the 
Leblang agency is doing at' enormous 
business in the half rate coupons, the 
agency is reported to ha* e lost $1,700 
Monday, with the biggest day's busi- 
ness of the season to its credit. The 
loss accrued thrr/.igh Leblang having 
contracts - to take a certain number of 
tickets daily for certain houses, and 
being "stucli with several he had con- 
tracted forr 

As against •>' he Leblang assistance to 



"The Peasant Girl" and its gross of 
$8,000, the Klaw & Erlanger house, 
Amsterdam, with "Watch Your Step," 
not using cut rates, did about $8,000 
last week; "The Show Shop" did $4,100; 
"Twin Beds," $3,800; "Song of Songs" 
(also aided by Leblang with a guaran- 
teed sale for six weeks), $6,400; "Under 
Cover," $3,800; "It Pays to Advertise," 
$4,400, and "The Lie," $2,300. "Chin 
Chin" at the Globe had its first serious 
drop last week, getting about $12,000. 
"The Natural Law" at the Republic did 
$3,900. 

While Cohan h Harris, who own the 
"Advertise" piece, announced them- 
selves as opposed to the cut rate, it 
is said that "Oft Trial," their show at 
their theatre {Candler) j s placing its 
tickets with the Leblang agency under 
contract. 

The Shuberts appear to be the most 
fluent of the Leblang steady patrons, 
and what is considered the? Shuberts' 
beat, attraction in their smaller houses, 
Lflu-Tellegen in "Taking Chances" at 
the 39th Street, has its tickets listed 
with the others at Leblang's, "On 
Trial" and "Taking Chances" having a 
reserved desk to themselves*. 



BIG ELECTRIC SIGN DARK. 

The big electric sign on the south 
wall of the Palace theatre building is 
dark. It is the best located incandes- 
cent illumination along Broadway, with 
a location that while it was not an ex- 
pense to the Palace, was worth at 
least $10,000 yearly. 

The building department is said to 
have raised some technical point over 
the sign and it will have to be adjusted 
before the B. F. Keith list of features 
again appears in the lights. 

]t you don't advortiso In VARIETY, 
don't advfrtiM. 



SHUBERTS, OWN PUBLISHERS. 

The Shuberts are reported about 
forming a music publishing concern, to 
handle the sheet music of their produc- 
tions. It is not unlikely Leo Edwards 
will be an important member of the 
Shuberts music company, probably its 
manager. Mr. Edwards has retired 
from the Charles K. Harris staff, where 
he was for three years, writing a large 
number of song successes for Harris, 
which were never heard of in the usual 
song publishing way. 

Some years ago the Shuberts tried 
music publishing under the title of 
"The Trebuhs" ("Shubert" spelled 
backwards) Co. 



TOWER OF JEWELS FOR B'WAY. 

Schenectady, N. Y., May 12. 

A Tower of Jewels, similar to that at 
the San Francisco Exposition, is being 
sought by Flo Ziegfeld, for the Am- 
sterdam theatre, New York. The the- 
atrical manager is in communication 
with W. D'A. Ryan, the illuminating 
engineer of the General Electric Co. 
here, regarding it 

W. J. Gosling, who designed and 
supervised the construction of the Ex- 
po's Tower, is east and has an ap- 
pointment with Mr. Ziegfeld. 



"DUM DUMS" SKIT. 

Madge Voe and Co. will shortly 
crash through the ranks of neutral 
vaudeville with a dramatic skit built 
around the present European conflict 
carrying the pleasant little nom-de- 
guerre of "Dum Dums," which title has 
been officially handed to a blacklisted 
bullet by the quarrelsome nations 
abroad. 



FILM WEDDING PRESENT. 

Harry Shipley ("manager of Rolfe's 
"Bride Shop") and Beatrice Hoover, 
oi the same act, were married last 
week. A moving picture of the cere- 
mony was taken by Rolfe and present- 
ed to the couple as a wedding present. 



ENTERTAINING THE FLEET. 

Takio Namba, an American Jap, will 
fulfill a unique engagement next Sun- 
day at 3:30 p. m. when he will do a 
head-stand at the extreme top of the 
super-dreadnought "New York," a 
platform having been erected atop the 
wireless apparatus for the stunt. 



PAYING 'EM TO SEE SHOW. 

The Shuberts have instituted a new 
managerial feat at the Winter Garden 
where they have their own paid in ad- 
vance audience to applaud the show at 
each performance. There are between 
10 and 20 members in the clique, scat- 
tered throughout the house. The boys 
are ex-chorus men who were with some 
of the Shubert road productions now 
closed. They receive $5 weekly apiece 
to sit through each performance of 
"Maid in America." In speaking of 
his new vocation the other evening, 
one of the boys stated that it was 
"darned hard work, too." 



TANGUAY AT PALACE. 

The Palace next week will have as its 
feature attraction Eva Tangttay, for 
whom it will be a return date this 
season. 

Miss Tanguay was to have appeared 
at the big house next month, but when 
Calve, booked for the Palace next 
week, reported her voice needed at- 
tention, Miss Tanguay was called upon. 
She is at the Orpheum this week, which 
was to have ended her regular season 
in vaudeville. 



SMALL OFFER FOR GRAND. 

The Gould Estate is said to have re- 
ceived this week an offer of $15,000 
yearly rental for the Grand opera house 
at 8th avenue and 23rd street. Klaw 
& Erlanger*s lease on the theatre ex- 
pires Aug. 1, next. The firm is paying 
$55,000 annually for it. Sometime ago 
the Grand was offered on lease at $35,- 
000 per annum. 



WARFIELD AS SHYLOOL 

The David Warfield-David Belasco 
play plans for next season contemplate 
Mr. Belasco presenting Mr. Warfield 
in "The Merchant of Venice," with 
Warfield as Shylock. 

It will mark Warfield's first charac- 
terization of a Shakespearian role. 



A. C'S GARDEN REOPENING. 

Atlantic City, May 12. 

Keith's Garden theatre will reopen 
here, probably June 14, for the summer 
season, with big-time vaudeville again 
the policy, and also Charles Anderson, 

as manager. 



CABLES 



BBS 



LONDON ALL SHOT TO PIECES; 
HOUSES REPORT BUSINESS OFF 



None of the Theatres Pulling Capacity. New Attractions Fail 
to Attract Business. Number of Closings 

Contemplated. 



London, May 12. 

"Tonight's the Night," which opened 
at the Gayety April 28, is not drawing 
up to expectations and business with 
"On Trial" is reported somewhat be- 
low the standard, despite the tremen- 
dous start the piece enjoyed on its 
opening. 

"Strike Me," the three-act farcical 
romance by Gladys Unger and Paul 
Rubens, opened at the Apollo May 5 
and went over nicely, but the piece 
does not seem to be drawing as ex- 
pected. Charles Hawtrey gave an ex- 
cellent performance in his prominent 
role. 

"Wild Thyme" closed rather abrupt- 
ly at Dublin, May 8, although such a 
move was looked forward to when 
Seymour Hicks booked in "Broadway 
Jones" for May 24. 

"Three Spoonfuls," now running at 
the Criterion, supposedly under a six* 
week guarantee, is apt to close any 
day. 

"Searchlights" discontinued May 12 
with the production of "The Angel oi 
the House" and "The Argyle Case" 
expected to give up its run at the 
Strand to be replaced by Fred Terry's 
revival of "Henry of Navarre." 



LUSITANIA LAMENT. 

The universal theatrical lament over 
the loss of Charles Frohman brought 
along with it during this week the prob- 
ability of the future managerial abiding 
place of the Frohman stars. None ex- 
cepting Billic Burke is said to hold a 
contract from the lost manager. 

It is expected Alf Hayman will con- 
tinue the Frohman theatrical enter- 
prises, although it would not surprise 
many were some of the Frohman stellar 
lights to place themselves under the 
direction of Charles Dillingham. Miss 
Burke doubtlessly, when her Frohman 
contract expires after next season, will 
be managed by her husband, Flo Zieg- 
feld. 

The condition of Mr. Frohman's 
estate has been variously speculated 
upon. It is not expected to be a large 
one owing to the lean seasons the show 
business has lately passed through. 

The mourning for the Lusitania's 
di owned from theatricals extended to 
Charles Klein. Jules Miles Forman. to- 
gether with Elbert Hubbard and his 
wife. 

The Lusitania sinking immediately 
stopped foreign bookings from this 
side. Many negotiations were on 
for American acts to go abroad, 
but they abruptly ceased. Several 
acts sailed May 1 on the New 
York (American Line). Boone and 
Meyers were persuaded not to take the 
Lusitania by Paul Tausig & Son, the 
steamship agents, who placed all acts 



traveling through them on the New 
York as reported in Variety of April 
30. 

Ethel Latimer and Henry Rozchcz 
were listed to sail on the lost boat. 
Miss Latimer canceled through a sup- 
erstition and Mr. Rochez through a 
law suit on ttiis side. Miss Latimer, 
after having her horoscope read, sailed 
May 1 on the Transylvania. Cancella- 
tions for this boat were entered by 
Rosie Lloyd and Burr and Hope just 
before sailing, although their baggage 
had gone aboard ?nd was carried away 
on it. 

In the English colony in New York 
it was being said immediately after the 
boat went down that a German stock 
broker on the Exchange had made a 
heavy wager before the Lusitania sailed 
from New York she would never reach 
the other side. 

Herbert Light, former juvenile com- 
edian with the Broadway, Camden, 
stock company, was among the Ameri- 
can survivors of the Lusitania. He 
was going abroad to visit his mother, 
who was dying. After Light had 
sailed, a cablegram was received for 
him in Camden which was opened by 
his friends. It announced the death of 
the parent 

London, May 12. 

Melville Gideon, mentioned in the 
reports as a passenger on the Lusitania, 
was not aboard. 

The Variety Controlling Co. received 
notification this week from the De 
Lessos, canceling their scheduled tour, 
the fate of the Lusitania probably 
prompting them to remain in America. 

Los Angeles, May 12. 
A call has been issued here for a 
mass meeting of all the former Charles 
Frohman actors to prepare a suitable 
memorial for the dead magnate. Rev. 
Dr. Francis, pastor of a local church, 
announces a sermon next Sunday to be 
constructed around the death of Mr. 
Frohman. 



FROHMAN'S FRENDLY RECEIVER. 

London, May 12. 
A friendly suit has been filed here 
by Dion Boucicault, Charles Froh- 
man's England's producer, to have a 
receiver appointed immediately. The 
legal request was granted placing Wil- 
liam Lestocg, the Frohman general 
manager here as receiver. The prop- 
erty involved comprises the lease on 
York's theatre for 18 months still un- 
expired, half the interest in "Rosy 
Rapture." and $12,000 now in local 
banks, in addition to the play royal- 
ties. 



HIP'S NEW REVUE. 

London, May 12. 

The new revue, or second edition of 
"Business As Usual," at the Hippo- 
drome was produced Monday. It re- 
ceived excellent notices in the papers. 

The show, has no decided song hits. 
It needs condensing and quickening. 
Rehearsals were called Tuesday to 
chop an hour out of the performance. 
The same day Albert de Courville, the 
Hip's director, made the largest deal 
for tickets with the libraries that has 
happened since the war started, de 
Courville joined with the company in 




SHIRLEY KELLOGG 
presenting a handsome present to Wil- 
liam J. Wilson, who staged the revue. 

The Hip show contains a motor car 
scene, said to resemble that used by 
Conroy and Lemaire in "Fads and Fan- 
cie" in New York. It also has the 
burlesque of "On Trial," done in 
"Hello Broadway" at the Astor, New 
York. The "Balloon" number from 
"The Midnight Frolic" on the Amster- 
dam Roof, New York, is also there. 

Shirley Kellogg prettily led several 
production numbers. Violet Lorraine 
scored a big hit in a Coster number. 
Johnny Henning (Jchn and Winnie 
Henning) did very well in a specialty. 
Anna Wheaton was well!iked. Harry 
Tate's usual eccentricities got over. 
Jordan's Colored Syncopated Orches- 
tra failed to start anything at all. 



WILSON COMING BACK. 

London, May 12. 
William J. Wilson, who staged the 
new Hip revue, sailed today on the 
Adriatic to be in New York when his 
suit for $2,800 against the Shuberts 
comes up May 22. Another suit against 
the same defendants is for $5,500, 
claimed by Arthur Vootirlin. Both 
men allege violation of contract 
through being summarily dismissed 
from the New York Hippodrome. 



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VAN HOVEN. FAST HIT. 

London, May 12. 
Van Hoven opened at the Empire, 
Liverpool, Monday night and scored 
strongly with his "nut" comedy, but 
was induced to speak his lines some- 
what slower after the first perform- 
ance at the suggestion of the manage- 
ment, the English audience finding it 
rather impossible to keep up with his 
continuous flow of language, 



SAILINGS. 

San Francisco, May 12. 

May 11 (for Australia), Jimmy Britt, 
Two Excellas, Two Tyrells, Ballinger, 
Hamilton and Barnes, Gen. Pisano and 
Co. (Ventura). 

Reported through Paul Tausig & 
Son, 104 East 14th street, New York: 
May 15, Mr. and Mrs. S. Cait, Louie 
Cait, Walter Roy (St. Louis). 



IN PARIS. 

Paris, April 26. 
The revue by De Cottens at the 
Folies Bergere was withdrawn after a 
short inning, and Aumont has likewise 
retired as manager. Maurice de Mar- 
san (former editor of the Paris "Music 
Hall") has secured the temporary "war" 
lease of the house. Mine. Rasimi was 
also a candidate Uut missed it. Marsan 
will give vaudeville. 



The Concert Mayol is now playing 
vaudeville, the revue having failed to 
draw. Mado Minty in her spider-web 
act is the present headliner. 

New show at the Alhambra May 1, 
the ballet "Europe" after a month's run 
having been withdrawn. The house 
will close at the end of May, for the 
summer season. The weather is al- 
ready warm, and there is every indi- 
cation the summer will be hot — in 
every sense of the word. 

Aine Simon will appear in the 
sketch (in English) which Polaire is 
to produce shortly at the London Coli- 
seum. 

The Alhambra, Bordeaux, will open 
this month, with a revue by Lemarch- 
and and Rouvray (formerly seen at the 
Paris Eldorado). 

Max Linder has been reported by 
the Pathe people as being wounded at 
the front. A Paris contemporary 
states the cinema actor is in a Paris 
i'ospital suffering with enteritis. 



The site, in the Rue Mogador is now 
being cleared, prior to the construc- 
tion of the new English Music Hall by 
a company organized by Walter de 
Frecce and Alfred Butt. The work of 
building has not yet commenced, hav- 
ing been delayed by the war. Walter 
tie Freece was in Paris last week, pre- 
sumably in connection with his new 
theatre. 

A lawsuit between Mme. Rasimi and 
her landlord, G. Habrekorn, concern- 
ing the rent of the Ba-Ta-Clan is being 
watched with interest. The manageress 
claims that no rent is due during the 
months it was closed on account of the 
war. and that she should only pay a 
reduced rent at present. She adver- 
tises her present revue as a "great suc- 
cess." 

The Marigny will reopen early in 
May. with vaudeville^ and later a revue 
will be given. The theatre has been 
leased to a private enterprise. 

The Theatre Comedia, Madrid, was 
destroyed by fire last week. No lives 
were lost. 



VAUDLVILLE 



NEW HAMMERSTEIN HOUSE 

POSSIBLE IN TIMES SQUARE 

Reported Wall Street Men Ready to Build Theatre of 4,000 

for World-Renowned Name. Hammerstein's 
Victoria Likely to Be Leased to Same Group. 



Times Square may have a new thea- 
tre bearing the name of Hammerstein's 
before long. It is reported a group of 
monied men, led by Clifton Livingston 
and Otto Kahn, are negotiating for the 
present Hammerstein's Victoria, for a 
picture policy, to be managed by one 
of the best known picture house man- 
agers in this country, now steering an- 
other theatre on Broadway with the 
same entertainment. 

The plan from the story is that upon 
the lease for Hammerstein's for pic- 
ture purposes being completed, the 
same group will arrange to build a 
theatre within the Times Square dis- 
trict, to seat 4,000 people, with Arthur 
Hammerstein managing, and an elab- 
orate big time vaudeville program to 
be the weekly policy. 

Hammerstein holds a franchise from 
the United Booking Offices for Times 
square. Within the area named is the 
B. F. Keith Palace theatre, also play- 
ing big time vaudeville from the U. B. 
O., with Hammerstein's consent, the 
B. F. Keith having paid Oscar $225,000 
for the privilege. 

In the leasing of the Victoria it is 
said 'tfie*' rental will be $75,000 yearly, 
for the theatre 'proper, after the alter- 
ations have been finished, leaving the 
stores to be placed on the 7th avenue 
front for the Hammerstein s. 



WINTER GARDEN ROW. 

The list of principals in the Winter 
Garden production, "Maid in Amer- 
ica," was further depleted Saturday, 
when Harry Fox and Jennie Dolly 
gave notice of quittal of that organiza- 
tion this Saturday night. In the pro- 
duction (that leaves the Garden May 22 
to spend a week at the Garrick, De- 
troit, before opening for a summer run 
at the Palace, Chicago, May 31), but 
two of the first cast will travel with 
it, Dazie and Belle Ashlyn. 

The Fox-Dolly leaving is reported to 
have been caused through some words 
between Miss Dolly and Rita Gould. 
Miss Gould joined the show since it 
opened at the Garden. After making 
her remarks, she is said to have been 
called before the assembled company 
by J. J. Shubert and instructed to is- 
sue a public apology to Miss Dolly. 

Fox and Dolly may open in vaude- 
ville next week, although Mr. Fox is 
understood to have received an offer 
to join Ziegfeld's "Midnight Frolic" 
on the Amsterdam Roof. Miss Dolly 
is engaged for the new Raymond 
Hitchcock production to be made by 
Cohan & Harris. 

Other departures from the the com- 
pany before the "Maid" piece goes on 
tour will be Clark and Hamilton and 
Hal Forde. 

Engagements for the show for Chi- 



cago are Tom McGuire (in the former 
Charles J. Ross role), William Halli- 
gan and Dama Sykes, Swor and Mack, 
and Coogan and Cox. 

Vaudevillians leaving the Shuberts' 
show are complaining, their own ma- 
terial, placed in the piece when first 
produced and since retained as a part 
of the roles respectively played, is now 
claimed by the management. Two of 
the sufferers in this respect are said 
to be Fox and Bert Clark. Each in- 
terpolated matter they have used in 
vaudeville, but it is reported that the 
persons engaged to succeed the vaude- 
villians are rehearsing all of the dia- 
log now used by either. 

The vaudevillians affected by the re- 
tention of material say they will not 
engage in production work in future, 
without having a proviso in the con- 
tract that material interpolated is ad- 
mitted their property, and will leave 
with them upon leaving the show. 

The completed cast for the new 
show includes Willie and Eugene How- 
ard, Frances Demarest, John Thomas, 
Sam Hearn, Marylynn Miller, Daph- 
ne Pollard, Elenore Brown, Clara Inge, 
Elenore Pendelton, June Elbidge, Ern- 
est Hare, John T. Murray, Morin Sis- 
ters, Helen Eley, Juliette Lippe, Fran- 
cis Pritchard and Boyle and Brazil. 

It is said that the first act of the new 
show is devoted in its entirety to a 
burlesque on "Experience." 



LONEY MUST TALK. 

The habit of talking, acquired by one 
Loney Haskell while master of cere- 
monies at Hammerstein's, has grown 
too strong to be easily broken by that 
public-spirited speaker. Therefore 
Loney with his voice is looking for an 
opening once more as a monologist 
upon the vaudeville stage, aijd thinks 
that the Palace, in the midst «f those 
who know his speaking voice so well, 
should be the first to take him up on 
the offer. 

As a vaudeville attraction Mr. Has- 
kell thinks he is worth $509 a week. 
Georgie O'Brien is wrestling with the 
proposition for the talking actor. 
Loney knows all about what you ask 
and what you get, so he will probably 
listen to reason. 



M. P. BOARD RE-ELECT. 

At the meeting of the Music Publish- 
ers' Board of Trade last week, its first- 
year officers were re-elected for the en- 
suing term. Louis Bernstein (Sha- 
piro-Bernstein Co.) is again president; 
Fred Belcher (J. H. Kemick & Co.). 
secretary, and Jay Witmark (M. Wit- 
mark & Sons), treasurer. 

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IN AND OUT. 

Leon Rothicr, the singer, billed for 
a vaudeville debut at the Palace, New 
York, this week, did not open, Laddie 
Cliff substituting. 

Swor and Mack announced a cancel- 
lation for the Grand, Pittsburgh. 
Through illness, Mike Bernard and 
Sidney Phillips secured the date in- 
stead. 

Mrs. Leslie Carter decided, while 
playing last week at Indianapolis, her 
season was completed, so she packed 
off to New York. The United Book-, 
ing Offices was under the impression 
that the actress was to play Toledo 
this week. The vacancy was filleti by 
Stone and Hayes and Fred Bowers, 
sent from here. 



SUMMER'S BIG TIME. 

Though most of the big time vaude- 
ville theatres are closing or have closed, 
there will be quite a deal of time left 
for those who like to play in warm 
weather. 

Of those houses that seem fixed to 
remain open are Palace, New York; 
Bushwick, Prospect, Brooklyn (Pros- 
pect not certain, however); Brighton 
theatre, Henderson's, Coney Island; 
Morrison's, Rockaway Beach; Keith's, 
Philadelphia; Keith's, Boston; Keith's, 
Washington (not certain, but likely); 
Garden. Atlantic City; Shea's, Buffalo; 
Temple, Detroit; Majestic, Chicago; 
Orpheums at San Francisco, Oakland 
and Los Angeles (five weeks between 
the three cities); Ramona Park, Grand 
Rapids; Fontaine Ferry Park, Louis- 
ville; Forrest Park Highlands, St. 
Louis; and East End Park, Memphis. 

The parks play the big time grade 
of vaudeville bills 



BARONESS DEBUTTING. 

Baroness Von Hollub*who, prior to 
her acquisition of the title was profes- 
sionally known as Hattie Lorraine, is 
preparing for a return to the stage, 
this time in vaudeville as the co-star 
of a new skit with Tom Waters. 

The Baroness was last seen on the 
Orpheum circuit with Billy Gould, and 
previous to that engagement was con- 
spicuous in a Ziegfeld chorus. Con- 
trary to general opinion, the Baron 
Von Hollub, a German nobleman, is 
not in the trenches, but is sojourning 
in Italy, where neutrality is still fea- 
tured. 



Lasky Producing for Next Season. 

Jesse L. Lasky is laying out a plan 
for vaudeville productions for next sea- 
son, with William Woolfenden, who is 
in charge of that branch of the Lasky 
enterprises. 

New pieces will surround James B. 
Carson, also Berrick and Hart, now in 
Lasky productions. "The Garden of 
Peaches" will be revived, and a posing 
turn of eight girls is to be commenced 
about mid-winter. "The Boudoir 
Girl" is a posing turn Mr. Woolfen- 
den is now at work upon. 



CAMDEN'S BROADWAY BURNED. 

Philadelphia, May 12. 

The Broadway, Camden's largest 
playhouse, was swept by fire late yes- 
terday afternoon. The fire originated 
under the stage near the locker rooms 
and was discovered by Samuel Davis, 
who was gathering up laundry in 
the dressing rooms. He was bad- 
ly burned about the hands and face 
when he attempted to assist the fire- 
men. Davis was the only one injured, 
the audience having left the building at 
the conclusion of the matinee some 
time before. 

The Broadway was constructed ten 
years ago at a cost of $95,000. The 
enterprise was financed by Dr. William 
H. Long, a theatrical and circus man- 
ager, and is now owned by his estate. 
It had a seating capacity of 2,000. 

W. B. McCallum is the present man- 
ager of the house. 



PARKS OPENING. 

Forest Park Highlands, St. Louisa 
and Fountain Ferry Park, Louisville, 
started their summer season of vaude- 
ville May 9. East End Park, Memphis, 
commences May 24. 

The vaudeville for these summer 
parks is placed by George Gottleib, in 
the Orpheum Circuit Palace theatre 
suite. 

Scarborough Beach, Toronto, opens 
its vaudeville May 15. M. Shea's Hip- 
podrome, Toronto, playing pop vaude- 
ville, will remain open over the sum- 
mer. 

Vaudeville at Ramona Park, Grand 
Rapids, will commence May 23, the first 
show remaining eight days. Thereafter 
the regular week's opening will be 
Monday. 

John J. Collins of the United Book- 
ing Office, New York, will again book 
the park. 

Sohmer Park, Montreal, opens May 
30, using five acts weekly, from the 
U.B.O. 



HOUSES CLOSING. 

The Empress, Grand Rapids, closes 
for the season May 29. 

The Maryland, Baltimore, may close 
Majr 21. 

The Majestic, Milwaukee, closes 
May 21. 

William Penn, Philadelphia, wound 
up last Saturday. 

The Garrick, Wilmington, closed last 
Saturday. 



'FRISCO FOR EDDIE. 

The war has slipped in between Eddie 
Darling and Eurcpe, for this summer. 
Instead, the bill director of the big 
Keith houses in the cast may make a 
visit to San Francisco and the Exposi- 
tion. 

Mr. Darling isn't much of a traveler. 
East he has gone to Germany, north 
to 186th street, south to Nth street and 
west to Eighth avenue. 



$5,000 Hospital Benefit 

Chicago, May 12. 
The benefit at the Auditorium for 
the American Hospital Sunday after- 
noon netted around $5,000. 



PIANIST ELOPES. 

Chicago, May 12. 
Gene Rodemich, once a pianist for 
Elsie Janis', eloped with Henrietta 
Pauk, a St. Louis heiress, Monday. 
The marriage took place in Clayton, 
Mo. 



VAUDEVILLE 



ACT'S INJUNCTION PLEA 
DENIED BY U. S. COURT IN MASS. 



"Cody, Singing Cartoonist/' Fails to Impress Justice, Who In- 
timates United Booking Offices, Defendant, Had Good 
Right to Refuse to Play Act if It Saw Fit. 
U. B. O. Allege* Cody Is "Copy Act." 



Boston, May 12. 

In the United States District Court for 
Massachusetts Monday Judge Dodge 
denied the application of Henry M. 
Kost for a preliminary injunction 
against the United Booking Offices of 
America to prevent it refusing him en- 
gagements. 

Kost is known in small time vaude- 
ville as "Cody, Singing Cartoonist/' It 
is alleged on behalf of the United 
Booking Offices Cody is a "copy act" 
of one of its featured big time turns, 
Bert Levy. On this ground the U. B. 
O. refused to play Cody, and its refusal 
resulted in the application for the in- 
junction. 

In denying the application the court 
said it did not appear the U. B. O. had 
done any illegal act in connection with 
its refusal to book Cody, and the court 
rather broadly intimated that simply 
being a booking agency, the United 
Offices had a right for any reason 
which seemed sufficient to itself, to re- 
fuse to book Cody. The court also re- 
marked the complainant had failed to 
show that the defendant was a monop- 
oly as contended by him. 



FIRED MARSHALL MONTGOMERY. 

Chicago, May 12. 

Marshall Montgomery, arriving at 
the Columbia, Davenport, la., for the 
night show Tuesday, was forcibly 
ejected from the theatre by the man- 
ager and later taken from the bill, ac- 
cording to Montgomery. 

The management claims his material 
contains offensive remarks and the fistic 
encounter occurred after his exit from 
the stage. 



L0EW-C0NSID1NE TALKS. 

John W. Considine reached New 
York Tuesday and immediately went 
into conference with Marcus Loew. 
The object of the meetings held Tues- 
day and Wednesday was to solve the 
future of the former Sullivan-Considine 
Circuit. 

The first talks between Messrs. Con- 
sidine and Loew were reported hinging 
upon the matter of the rental of the 
western theaters over the summer; who 
should pay it and what policy of en- 
tertainment would be played in the 
hot weather. 

The official notification by Loew of 
his intention to return the S.-C. houses 
to their original owners called for May 

I as the date. The lapse was caused 
through Considinc's delay in arriving. 

II seems to be admitted the Loew Cir- 
cuit can turn the houses back at any 
time under the agreement entered into 
with S.-C. when purchasing the prop- 
Up to Wednesday night nothing had 

erties. 



. been decided upon. It was then re- 
ported Considine had been in communi- 
cation with Martin Beck looking to- 
ward making the S.-C. chain a small 
time branch of the Orpheum Circuit. 
Nothing beyond the report was known 
regarding the B^ck end. 

Another story was that the S.-C. 
houses might take on pictures as a per- 
manent policy. In other quarters that 
should be informed, it was asserted 
with much confidence that Considine 
no doubt would take the S.-C. theatres 
back to his direction, playing vaude- 
ville once again in them. 



"STROLLERS" ELECTION. 

Chicago, May 12. 
"The Strollers," the newly named 
Old Friend's Club of Chicago, held 
their annual election Wednesday, three 
complete tickets comprising the ballot. 
The election will bring in five new 
officers and a complete board of nine 
new governors. 



BRAY STILL SAFE. 

C. E. Bray, who sailed on the Es- 
pagne for France last Saturday in the 
interests of the Orpheum circuit, sent 
a wireless from Sable Island to Martin 
Beck reading "No submarine yet." The 
boat on which Mr. Bray sailed is oper- 
ated under the, French flag, bound from 
New York to Bordeaux. 



Rebuilding Chicago's Academy. 

Chicago, May 12. 
The Academy on Halsted street will 
be ready for occupancy again in about 
three months according to the latest 
decision of the Western Vaudeville 
Manager's Association. The house is 
being rebuilt. It was entirely destroyed 
some time ago by fire. When reopened 
the house will resume with a "pop" 
vaudeville policy. 

PLAYED MANAGERS LAST WEEK, 

AND VERY NICE, TOO. 

Took this bill over on percentage and walked 

out with a little over double salary. 



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MUSICIANS' CONVENTION. 

San Francisco, May 12. 

The American Federation of Musi- 
cians of the United States is in con- 
vention here this week. The election 
of officers is scheduled to take place 
tomorrow. 

Some big matters are also expected 
to come up tomorrow, one being the 
proposed renewal of agreement re 
contracts with the International Al- 
liance of Theatrical Stage Employees. 

The general headquarters of the vis- 
iting Federation delegates is at the Ar- 
gonaut Hotel. 

Plans are being made for a big turn- 
out of delegates at the convention of 
the International Alliance of Theatri- 
cal Stage Employees to be held in Ar- 
cadia Hall, Chicago, July 12. The week 
before the Alliance convenes the exec- 
utive board of the I. A. T. S. E. will 
meet. 



AFTER A BIG PIANIST. 

•The United Booking Offices is try- 
ing to secure a world-famous pianist 
for the Palace. It has tried to obtain 
the signature of Paderewski for a ten 
weeks' contract. Failing in this, the 
agency is turning toward a very well- 
known American musician who has 
been a favorite in the concert field for 
years. She has the offer under con- 
sideration at present 



KEITH'S YONKERS HOUSE? 

The theatre in Yonkers which 
Charles Robinson has under construc- 
tion and which has been reported as 
leased to F. F. Proctor, may be a B. F. 
Keith house when the actual date of 
opening is announced. 

According to report the Keith faction 
have outbid the Proctor firm for the 
lease of the theatre. 



McDERMITT RESIGNS. 

The Flatbush, Brooklyn, lost its 
manager last week, when Frank A. Mc- 
Dermitt tendered his resignation upon 
receiving the amount due him for the 
remainder of his contract for two years. 
Friction arose between McDermitt and 
the natives interested financially in the 
corporation owning the property. Will- 
iam Thompson succeeds to the position. 

The Flatbush plays vaudeville booked 
by Loew, twice daily. McDermitt's ad- 
ministration of the theatre in its first 
season has been reported as extremely 
successful. 



Bickel, Watson and Wrothe Show. 

Harry Frazce is said to have a new 
play which he hopes will be the medi- 
um of reuniting Bickel, Watson and 
Wrothe. The producer already has the 
assurance of Bickel and Watson that 
they will rejoin, and he is at present 
trying to obtain the release of Ed. Lee 
Wrothe from his burlesque contracts. 



M. S. BENTHAM 

Management 



Boy Scout Founder in Turn. 

A vaudeville turn proposed by 
Blanche Merrill will have seven Boy 
Scouts in it, led by one of the founders 
of the organization over here, Norman 
Sper, who but recently returned from 
the other side. He is 18 years of age. 



OBITUARY. 

Wm. Humes, who played a principal 
role in a "Mutt and Jeff" show, was 
killed in a motorcycle collision May 3 
in Seattle, Wash. Humes was 38 
inches tall and weighed 90 pounds. 



Fred W. Bailey, theatrical manager 
and author, died May 3 at his home in 
New York after being ill for two years. 
He was 62 years old and is survived by 
a widow. 



la Memory of My Door Huoboad 

Frank Campbell 

of the 

Church City Four 

Who Diod May 7th, 1S14 

Mrs. Emma Campbell 

Peter Lawrence (Lawrence and 
Nolan) died May 5, at the Empress 
Hotel, San Francisco, of hemorrhage 
of the lungs. A wife and baby girl sur- 
vives. 



Dave Samuels, mentioned in the dis- 
patches as lost when the Lusitania was 
torpedoed, is said to be the Hebrew 
actor well known in England. He was 
returning after a short visit to America. 
At the time of the calamity Samuels 
carried $12,000 in cash and $6,000 worth 
of jewelry. He is survived by a widow 
and four children. 




Felix Duquesnel, French dramatic 
critic, died in Paris, April 29. He 
was formerly manager of the Odeon. 



Scriabin, the Russian composer, died 
April 27 at Moscow, Russia, after un- 
dergoing an operation. 



The mother of Tim Keeler, travel- 
ling representative for the United 
Booking Office's Chicago branch, died 
in Bridgeport Tuesday. Keeler was 
preparing to leave for the west when 
the message announcing her death was 
received. 



The non-professional wife of Harry 
Sylvester (Jones and Sylvester) died 
suddenly April 26 of pleuro-pneumonia 
in New York. 

GRANVILLE OFF THE ROOF. 

Bernard Granville leaves the Am- 
sterdam Roof show (Ziegfeld's "Mid- 
night Frolic") tomorrow night, and 
will play vaudeville for a few weeks, 
opening at Baltimore Monday. 



Leaving Chicago for New York. 

Chicago, May 12. 
Mort Singer left for New York 
Tuesday. Aaron Jones travelled to jhe 
big city Thursday. John Considine 
was in Chicago Monday and left for 
New York the same evening. John J. 
Murdock, A. Paul Keith and E. F. 
Albee were in Chicago Monday. They 
left that night, travelling south, and 
caught the Century for New York at 
Cleveland Wednesday. 



VARIETY 



WITH THE WOMEN 



The temperamental Eva Tanguay 
and her temperamental costumes form 
the chief attraction at Keith's Orpheum 
this week. Miss Tanguay is long on 
action and short on clothes; her theory 
of dress being to pack as much start- 
ling originality into as small a space 
as possible. So the fame of the "little 
madcap" is wide and her bank account 
long— for further particulars consult 
any or all of her songs, which deals 
with one subject — herself. To tell 
about some of her costumes and 
neglect the others would be a pity— to 
tell of them all, a catalog. However, 
the catalog. First, she was an ostrich 
feather — wearing a cap and a huge fan 
of white plumes around her head, with 
a dress made of a series of feather 
ruffles that floated softly with every 
twist and turn. Next she was a classic 
Cupid in a few yards of chiffon, with 
flying sleeves and a short skirt draped 
over one hip and slit a bit up the front 
—lest by chance its tightness interfere 
with her perpetual motion. She has a 
pretty knee, of course, but whether that 
influenced her any— who can say. 
There was rather less to the next 
change, a skin-tight arrangement of 
sequins that produced a dazzling glit- 
ter and left little to the imagination. 
The next was audible rather than visi- 
ble. That is, there wasn't much of it, 
but what there was made plenty of 
noise — an effect produced by edging 
the short coat and shorter pantalettes 
with gold metal fringe that tickled mu- 
sically. This was followed by a few 
wired-out ruffles with black satin tights 
between. And this by white tights, 
with some silver embroidery slantwise 
across the front. And if she had come 
out again — but she didn't. Hattie Burks 
(Lorraine and Burks) who closed the 
show, wore one of the most effective 
coats ever on a vaudeville stage, a 
white velvet with black fox collar, cuffs 
and hem on one side, balanced by the 
same in white fox on the other and fas- 
tened with black fox buttons. A black 
and white hat trimmed with expensive 
quantities of aigrettes made a stunning 
finish. Hazel Lowry (in "The Red 
Fox Trot") wore a pretty little after- 
noon frock of blue taffeta and blue chif- 
fon, with two small taffeta pockets on 
the chiffon skirt, and a hat that was 
mostly a black maline ruffle trimmed 
with a rose and some Paradise. Molly 
Fuller (Hallen and Fuller, in "The 
Corridor of Time") proved several 
things — that the songs of a decade or 
so ago have more true music than the 
raggiest tunes of today, that she can 
wear tights with as much success as 
ever, and that, though she may have 
been slimmer when she stepped into 
the entrance door of Time's corridor, 
she had no more of charm than now 
when she is some years down its 
length. The Four Antwerp Girls, 
billed as Belgium refugees in a musical 
divertisement and Babette (Harry 
Tighe and Babette) were well received 
and good to look at. 

Black and white never ceases to be 
attractive as a color combination either 
on or off the stage. The sharp con- 
trast of the one against the other, the 



pen-and-ink sketch effect so produced, 
has an almost startling effect especially 
with the glare of the footlights to 
throw the costume into greater prom- 
inence. Constance Farmer, of Smith 
and Farmer, at Loew's American Roof, 
used the combination most effectively 
in her dressing. She wore a white silk 
with a short waisted "basque" style 
bodice of black and white stripes, and 
a tiny, round, striped hat perched at an 
acute angle on her head. The girl in 
Al Burton's revue also appeared in 
black and white, in a full skirted dress 
banded by three wide straps of black 
velvet ribbon with black bows hanging 
from the bodice and a huge red rose 
with foliage at the girdle. A black 
edged white hat — one of the new trans- 
parent brimmed affairs, and black 
edged white slippers, carried out the 
general "sketchy" color scheme, letting 
the rose form one vivid color note that 
added life to the whole costume. An- 
other girl in the same revue danced 
out during the course of an Irish song 
in a green satin suit that would make 
up stunningly in some other material 
for street wear. The loose flaring coat 
was braided in strict military fashion 
with gold braid, the full, short ikirt 
was braided in what seemed to be hip 
pockets, in the same way. In blue 
serge and silver this would make a 
splendid street costume. Another gown 
that appeared during the progress of 
the revue used pink and white spangles 
effectively on black. "Les Aristocrats" 
— the reason for this name is not espe- 
cially clear — showed some very pretty 
dancing costumes. The two girls ap- 
peared first in gowns of nearly trans- 
parent white, worn over fleshings, the 
low cut bodices almost solidly 
spangled. Another change showed' 
somewhat similar costumes, with blue 
accordian pleated skirts and spangled 
waists. One of the girls appeared in a 
leally artistic ballet costume made of 
layer over layer of filmy goods, in 
about every color of the rainbow. Short 
ruffled bloomers were worn under this 
and a band *of rhinestones about the 
head to support an enormous ostrich 
feather. She had the curious appear- 
ance of a soap bubble dancing, which 
was really quite i» pretty effect^ 



MURPHY'S TITLE DISPUTED. 

When VxRiETr called Senator Fran- 
cis Murphy "The homeliest man in 
vaudeville" last week, Mr. Murphy lit- 
tle realized what had been started for 
him. Ever since he has been ranging 
himself alongside rivals, before look- 
ing glasses, with neutrals deciding 
whether he is entitled to all of the 
honor. 

Murphy insists he is the homeliest 
man, but nevertheless many friends 
suggested he sue Variety for libel, and 
perfect his claim through having the 
paper prove it. Murphy replied it 
wouldn't be worth the expense, as he 
carried the proofs in the open air all 
the time with him. 



BIG BUSINESS BY TABLOIDS. 

The big business at Keith's Union 
Square theatre since the inauguration 
of a tabloid policy is attracting gen- 
eral attention among the vaudeville 
people in New York. Passing through 
periods when pop vaudeville and 
straight pictures held sway at the 
Square, with patronage gradually de- 
clining, Ben Cahn, the manager of that 
house, tried the tabloid entertainment 
about four weeks ago. The neighbor- 
hood did not readily respond, but in 
the second week of the tab's engage- 
ment the business once more flowed 
to the Square as in the olden days of 
that historic theatre, and the attendance 
has remained at the top notch since, 
with admission 10-15-25. 

The Union Square is on 14th street, 
a thoroughfare dotted with pop vaude- 
ville and picture shows. High busi- 
ness at the Square has affected the 
other theatres in the immediate vicin- 
ity, with the natural conclusion the tab 
policy is drawing away from the "regu- 
lars" of the other houses. 

This week Harry Rapf's "Midnight 
Cabaret" is the attraction, running 90 
minutes, with an intermission, also pic- 
tures, and Tuesday evening Mr. Cahn 
added four "try-out" vaudeville turns 
to the program. 

While the Square is used in the na- 
ture of a "show place" for tabloids in 
New York, consequently securing the 
attractions more cheaply than the cus- 
tomary figure asked, it is said the top 
salary in the east for a tab to date is 
$800 weekly. Ofttimes in the west the 
tabs have played on sharing terms with 
the house. 

This week the Proctor Circuit, for 
the first time, is* testing the tabloid 
scheme, having placed one at Proc- 
tor's theatre, Portchester, N. Y. The 
result may have considerable influence 
upon the future intention of the Proc- 
tor people regarding tabloids. 

Next week at the Union Square a 
somewhat pretentious tab will be pre- 
sented by the Flavelle Musical Comedy 
Co. It is called "The Elopers," taken 
from the musical comedy of the same 
title. Twenty-two people will com- 
pose the company, including ten chorus* 
girls and an orchestra leader. The 
Flavelle Co. is reported to be special- 
izing on tabloids, and organized the 
present company for the purpose of a 
run at a theatre. It is capable of re- 
maining at one house for eight weeks, 
changing its show weekly. Mr. Cahn 
is said to have made the suggestion, 
to protect his house against a scarcity 
ot tabs on the market for a weekly 
supply. 

As yet no one appears to have se- 
cured a line on what effect the tab 
production at popular prices has on the 
burlesque theatre in the same territory 
the tab is shown. The tab in most in- 
stances is a reduced burlesque per- 
formance. 



Syracuse's All-Girl Bill. 

Syracuse, N. Y., May 12. 
May 24, the Temple will have an all- 
woman vaudeville bill. 



$50 Weekly for Mrs. Geo. Beane. 

Chicago, May 12. 

Mabel Beane has been granted a 
divorce in the Illinois courts, the de- 
cision including an order on George 
Beane to pay $50 weekly alimony. The 
Beanes have four children. 

Beane is in vaudeville, having re- 
turned to that branch of the profession 
after closing with "Delphine." 



NEW ACTS. 

Connie Ediss has returned from the 
other side and is willing to appear as a 
single act (Jenie Jacobs.) 

Kathryn Durkin, a single, and Ar- 
mand Cortez, formerly with La sky's 
"Beauties," singing and musical act 

Mark Lea and his "Topsy Turvy 
Girls," in "Room 44" (Joe Raymond). 

Rawson and Clare completed their 
long season in the west with "Yester- 
day," the big girl act, and are in New 
York, where they may open in their 
former two-act, "Just Kids." 

Gilbert and Colone, two men in an 
Italian act 

Albert Von Tilzer is to return to 
vaudeville as a single. 

Renee Parker, the golden haired 
beauty, who has been promiaent in 
cabarets here and was featured in a 
London production, will open as tingle 
turn on the Loew Circuit next week. 

Lew Hilton and Maudie Heath, both 
of "The American Beauties," have 
formed a two-act opening on the Loew 
time next week. 

The new Gus Edwards' production 
next season of "Little Italy," by James 
Horan, will have 40 people. 

Frederic Edward McKay has placed 
Florence Tempest under contract and 
will present her in vaudeville at the 
head of a miniature musical comedy 
revue in two scenes. The act was writ- 
ten by Philip Bartholmae and Silvio 
Hein. 

Richard Bennett, Howard Thurston 
and Doris Thomashefsky are possibili- 
ties for vaudeville, with Alf T. Wilton 
the agent. 

Bess Taft sailed for England May 7 
to join her sister Nellie Lynch, in a 
vaudeville sketch. 

Seven Colonial Belles, a western 
turn, will make their first New York 
appearance June 7 (M. S. Bentham). 

Willie Cohan and Irving Haye in a 
two-act. 

The recent marriage of James J. 
Duffy and Marceline Montague, two 
vaudeville "singles" results in a team, 
officially , and professionally, the pair 
having arranged to work as well as live 
together hereafter. . 

Mike Bernard and Sydney Phillips 
are breaking in as a two-act. 

Skeets Gallagher and Irene Martin 
in an act written by Blanche Leslie. 

Hilda Gilbert, the western woman 
who helped Jack London win a $5,000 
wager by an evjntful trip around the 
world, is in New York and will appear 
in vaudeville (George H. Summers). 



COLLECTING FOR WRECK. 

The New York Railway Co. was 
called upon this week to enter court 
for the purpose of disproving the claim 
of Johnny Collins, for $2,000, alleged 
by Johnny to l>c due him through a 
street car at Lexington avenue and 27th 
street on February 15, bumping his 
Chalmers car beyond recognition. 
Herrick C. Allen is legally representing 
the booking man. 



12-Car Circus Opening. 

Chicago, May 12. 
The Hugo Brothers 12-car circus 
opens in Peoria today. The show will 
tour the middle west. 



If you don't odv«rtlM la VARIETY, 
don't advortUo. 



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B U R. L£SQjJg By FREDERICK M. McCLOY 



In legal parlance, the severance of the 
Extended from the Main Circuit was 
not an absolute divorce. It was merely 
a separation. With Gus Hill, Charles 
Waldron, Rud K. Hynicka as directors 
and Charles E. Barton general manager 
of the corporation that purchased the 
Extended from the Columbia Amuse- 
ment Co., it may be assumed the work 
of improving burlesque will be vigor- 
ously continued. This is the all-impor- 
tant consideration. Any action that 
would admit of a possibility of an ex- 
hibition of indecency on the stage of a 
burlesque theatre would be a crushing 
blow to the very integrity of the Co- 
lumbia Amusement Co. So it may be 
taken for granted that the presence of 
the men named on thi. Board of Di- 
rectors of the new corporation means 
the maintenance of the Columbia's pol- 
icy for clean shows. It means, more- 
over that the operation of the two cir- 
cuits will be protective in every way 
to the interests of both. 

But there is one discouraging possi- 
bility that arises from the creation of 
the American Burlesque Association, 
which is the title of the newly-formed 
concern. It is the possibility that the 
directors of the Columbia may not have 
the legal right to arbitrarily send over 
to the American Circuit those shows 
now on the Main that are not entitled 
to play at the higher scale of prices 
that will naturally prevail at theatres 
in which the Main Circuit attractions 
will be booked. If this is to be one 
outcome of the new order of things, it 
is a regrettable situation. The differ- 
ence between some of the shows that 
have this season played on the Main 
Circuit is precisely the same difference 
as between vaudeville shows that are 
booked in ten-cent houses and the 
shows that are given at Keith's Palace. 
It is not only unfair to producers who 
succeed in getting great results to 
place the others on an equality with 
them in any particular, but it is unfair 
to the patrons of the Main Circuit 
houses. It is to be hoped that this as- 
pect of the situation was considered 
in the preliminaries to the transfer, and 
that the directors of the Columbia re- 
tained the power to assign each show 
to the circuit to which it belongs. 

The value of extensive newspaper 
advertising was convincingly shown at 
the Columbia Monday of this week. 
Although "The Behman Show" had 
previously played that house this sea- 
son, and notwithstanding the weath *r 
conditions were by no means altogether 
favorable, business on the day was very 
much the largest for any Monday of 
the season excepting, of course, holi- 
days. A big advertising campaign had 
been pursued not only with the result 
as stated, but with the registering of a 
very large advance sale for the entire 
week. This achievement should have a 
salutary influence upon future exploita- 
tion of burlesque shows. It goes with- 
out saying, however, that expertness in 
handling such a campaign is essential to 
the attainment of all the results possi- 
ble. 

don't advertise. 



THE BEHMAN SHOW. 

Jack Singer brought Lew Kelly and 
."The Behman Show" to the Columbia 
Monday and fully succeeded in ac- 
complishing precisely what was ex- 
pected of him. He presented the big- 
gest and best show that has been at 
that house, and if it fails to realize the 
Columbia Amusement Co.'s hopes for a 
ptofitable all-summer run, the sole 
cause will be such weather conditions 
a* preclude great indoor attendance, 
or some other reason that cannot be 
foreseen. 

Fundamentally, "The Behman Show" 
is the same as when presented at the 
Columbia last fall. "A Wise Dope" is 
used for the first part, and "The Pass- 
ing Review," made up for the most part 
of imitations of stage celebrities and 
followed by the burlesque of "Shenan- 
doah," constitute the layout of the sec- 
ond part. But many changes and addi- 
tions have been made that build the 
performance up to the proportions of 
a $2 production, and it is these fea- 
tures, quite as much as the attracta- 
bility of the original show itself, that 
are depended upon to prolong the en- 
gagement. Of the former there is a 
musical number, called "Pigeon Walk," 
that gives every sign of creating talk 
and drawing business. The number was 
put on by Jack Mason. It is led with 
necessary spirit by Harry Van, Steve 
Clifford, Nettie Nelson and Jane Con- 
ley. A Charlie Chaplin number, in 
which Harry Van and the ponies ap- 
pear made up like the film comedian, 
with the rest of the chorus, both male 
and female, working in the background, 
is another of the new features that 
scored strongly. 

Ned Dandy, in a very effective imi- 
tation of Frank Tinney, provided a 
surprising incident to the performance. 
In make-up, voice and action, Mr. 
Dandy's impersonation is singularly 
lifelike, and the fact that he * using, 
by permission, much of Tinn ,'s mate- 
rial is decidedly helpful to hun. Sallie 
Fields, of whom much had been ex- 
pected, fully sustained Jack Singer's 
judgment. Miss Fields is a dainty little 
woman, full of personality and possess- 
ing a strong, melodious voice, which 
she handles with rare skill in a reper- 
toire of well selected songs. 

Gertrude Lynch, who left "The Beh- 
man Show" for vaudeville a year ago, 
has returned under special engagement 
to give her exceptionally clever imita- 
tion of Eva Tanguay. Miss Tanguay 
thinks so well of Miss Lynch's imper- 
sonation, she has granted her permis- 
sion to use her restricted songs, a com- 
pliment as generous as it is deserved. 

There arc other new features in the 
show that add to its value, but those 
mentioned wilt very likely go a long 
way towards maintaining interest. 

Lew Kelly repeated his highly amus- 
ing performance of Prof. Dope, and 
Lon Hascal^ James Tcnbrooke, Eileen 
Sheridan, Martelle, and Ameta Pynes 
reappeared with the excellent results 
of former engagements of "The Beh- 
man Show" at the Columbia. Miss 
Sheridan was called on Suddenly to 
resume her former position as prima 
donna of the company and did her work 
with eusti unary charm. Nettie Nelson, 
a newcomer to the cast, made a dis- 



tinct hit in the important work assigned 
to her, and Jane Conley was satisfac- 
tory in the little she had to do, leading 
one important number, assisted by the 
male chorus, with fine effect. Harry 
La Coste, who was engaged at the last 
moment to play the German character 
part, gave an altogether admirable per- 
formance. 

The large chorus includes an unusual 
number of exceedingly pretty girls who 
work with the necessary vivacity and 
give a good account of themselves 
vocally, and ten men who add volume 
and unaccustomed harmony to the 
numbers. The scenery and costumes 
were as fresh and bright as though 
they had just come from the work- 
shop. 



AMERICAN BURLESQUE ASSN. 

At its regular monthly meeting Fri- 
day of last week, the directors of the 
Columbia Amusement Co. arranged to 
transfer control of its Extended Cir- 
cuit to a new corporation, known as 
the American Burlesque Association. 

The circuit consists of 40 theatres 
and 34 traveling companies, all either 
owned or leased by the Columbia 
Amusement Co. 

The new organization is incorporated 
with a capitalization of $150,000. The 
officers who will assume charge upon 
the receipt of the charter are Gus Hill, 
president; George E. Lothrop, vice- 
president; Charles Franklin, secretary; 
Rud K. Hynicka, treasurer, and Chas. 
E. Barton, general manager. 

The incorporators are George E. 
Lothrop of Boston, Samuel Levy of 
Detroit, Charles Waldron of Boston, 
Rud K. Hynicka of Cincinnati and 
Charles Franklin, Charles E. Barton 
and Gus Hill of New York. 

The result of the new arrangement 
will be that the burlesque business of 
the country will be controlled by two 
companies instead of one. The con- 
sideration for the transfer is given at 
$200,000, certain agreements regulating 
the scale of prices to be maintained by 
both circuits and restrictions as to the 
employment of artists having been 
adopted. 

The general offices of tne new com- 
pany will be located in the same suite 
in the Gaiety Theatre Building that 
was occupied by the Columbia Amuse- 
ment Co. before its removal to the 
Columbia Theatre Building. 



Garden Theatre Co. in Bankruptcy. 

Buffalo, May 12. 

Creditors filed an involuntary bank- 
ruptcy proceeding against the Garden 
Theatre Co. here last week, the claims 
listed amounting to approximately $700, 
although the petition alleges debts 
amounting to $7,000. 

However, the property attached to 
the former burlesque house is estimated 
at considerably more than the total 
amount named in the claims, if sold, 
and all charges are expected to be paid. 



SEASON'S FINISH. 

Next week will bring the burlesque 
season to a close with "The Gay New 
\orkers" at the Casino, Boston; "Col- 
lege Girls" at the Gayety, Detroit; 
"Social Maids" at Hurtig & Seamon's 
(Harlem); "Tango Queens," Gayety, 
Buffalo; "Girls of the Follies," Olympic, 
New York; "Zallah" at Milwaukee; 
Watson's "Orientals," Gayety, Chicago; 
"Blue Ribbon Belles" ("The Transat- 
lantics"), Star, Brooklyn, and "Follies 
of 1915, Gayety, Brooklyn. 



SUMMER DATE CALLED OFF. 

At Hurtig & Seamon's request the 
Columbia Amusement Co. has canceled 
the contract by which "The Social 
Maids" was to have played a summer 
season at the Columbia, Chicago. 

The house will remain closed until 
July 15, when, according to present 
plans, it will reopen with a show to be 
decided upon, for a four weeks' engage- 
ment immediately preceding the open- 
ing of the regular season. 



Princess, Chicago, Attraction. 

Chicago, May 12. 
The Princess will have for its next 
attraction "The Lady in Red," which 
cpens May 23. 



LIFE MEMBERS. 

Frank Dobson and Eddie Fitzgerald 
have taken a life membership in the 
White Rats. The following are life 
members: 



Boston's O. O. H. in Stock. 

The Grand opera house, Boston, will 
not be included in either burlesque 
wheel next season but will be con- 
ducted as 'a melodrama house, prob- 
ably with stock. 



Armstrong, Wm. 
Arnold, Gladys 
Dull, Ernest R. 
Bergman, Henry 
Black, Ben 
Bransen, Jeff 
Brown. Alex 
Brown, Tom 
Carrol, Earl 
Castano, Edward 
Clark, Edward 
Cohan, Will H 
Coleman, Harry 
Conway. Jack 
Cooke, Will J. 
Corbett, Jas. J. 
Corelli, Eddie 
Corson, Cora Young- 
blood 
Coyne, Joseph 
Curtis, Samuel J. 
Dailey, Robert L 
Delmore, Qeo. B. 
DeTrlckey, Coy 
Diamond, Mare 
Dick, William 
Dickey. Paul 
Dixon, Harland 
Dolan, Jas. F. 
Doyle, Patsy 
Eldrld, Gordon H. 
Elttnge, Julian 
Emmett, Cecil 
Emmett, Leon 
Evans, Frank 
Fagan Noodles 
Farrell, Chas. H. 
Fay, Frank 
Fay, Gus 
Fogarty, Frank 
Ford. A. A. 
Foyer, Eddie 
Gardner. Happy Jack 
Garvle, Edward 
Gaylor, Bobby 
Gibson, J. Grant 
Grant, Alf. 
Gray, Mary 
Green, Burt 
Griffin, Gerald 
Griffith, J. P. 
Groves, Hal 
Halllday, William A. 
Hascall, Lon 
Herbert, Chauncey D. 
Herman, Dr. Carl 
Hlgglns, Robt. J. 
Hughes. J. J. 
Hume, Dick 
Inza, Rohela 
Jess, Johnny 
Jolson, Al 
Kornan. Frank 
Kelly, Harry 
Kelly. Lew 
Kelly, Walter C. 



Keough, Ed 
Ketler, Jos. 
King, Chas. J. 
Klutlng, Ernest 
LaMont, Bert 
Lancaster, John 
LaRue, Grace 
Lee, Jules W. 
LeMaire, Qeo. 
Levy, Bert 
Lewis, Tom 
Lloyd, Alice 
Lohse, Ralph 
Lorella, Colie 
Latoy, Joe 
Lorette, Horace M. 
Lynch, Dick 
Macart, Wm. H. 
Mace, Fred 
Mack, Jos. P. 
McCree, Junie 
McDonald, Chas. M. 
McMahon, Tim 
McNaughton, Tom 
McNeill, Lillian 
McPhee, Chas. 
Melroee, Bert 
Monroe, Geo. W. 
Montgomery, Dave 
Morton, Sam 
Mullen, Geo. R. 
Murral, Elizabeth M. 
Nawn, Tom 
Niblo, Fred 
Nolan, Jack 
Nolan, Billy 
North, Frank 
Patti, Greg 
Payton, Corse 
Prince. Arthur 
Provol, N. 
Rabe, Harry 
Reeves, Blllie 
Reid. Jack 
Rogers, Will 
Rooney. Pat 
Ross, Eddie 
Russell, Marie A. 
Russell, Thos. J. 
Ryan, Thos. J. 
Sanford, Walter 
Sawyer, Joan 
Sldman, Sam 
Simmons, Dan 
Smith, Tom 
Stafford, Frank 
Stone, Fred A. 
Van, Billy B. 
Vaughan. Dorothy 
Ward, Hap 
Waters, W. W. 
Watson, Jos. K. 
Weber, Johnnie 
Welch, Thos. 
Wlllard, C. E. 
Williams; Sam Ellnore 



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Howard and Syman have separated. 



Rupert Harvey opens his season this 
week with Ben Greet. 



Rocco Vocco will be married in Chi- 
cago Sunday to Dolly Le Mar. 



Arthur Aylesworth has been signed 
by Lew Fields for "Hands Up." 

Ruby Helder, the female baritone, is 
confined to her apartments by illness. 



Belle Turner and Mack Lorraine 
were married last week. 

Stranded, last week, in one nighters, 
the Valentine-Ingeldue musical com- 
pany. 

* 
The United Booking Offices' man- 
agers held their first booking meeting 
Wednesday. 



Billy Moon, stage manager, Cort the- 
ater, sports the first genuine sunburn 
on Broadway this season. 

Harry Von Tilger is at Mt. Clemens 
taking the baths and trying to shake 
an attack of rheumatism. 



Oscar Graham is going to produce 
a new road show next season, starting 
early in August. 

Mrs. Louis Bernstein, who underwent 
an operation at her home Saturday, is 
recovering. 

James E. Donegan, manager of the 
Dunedin Troupe, has been confined to 
his home for six weeks. 



Rose Mullaney, who spent six years 
of her young life as the business com- 
panion and commercial adviser of Joe 
Wood, has entirely abandoned her 
ideas of uplifting her art and gracefully 
resigned from the Wood Agency to 
utilize her vast experience and general 
ability in the booking line for a finan- 
cial consideration, having attached her- 
self to the production firm of B. D. 
Berg, who specializes in vaudeville acts. 



Morton and Moore played three con- 
secutive weeks at the Orpheum, San 
Francisco. 



Gus Bothner, of the Charles Froh- 
man booking office, is alarmingly ill 
with pneumonia. 



Mike Sawyer has been replaced by 
Jack MacNevins as assistant manager 
of Fox's Bedford, Sawyer going to the 
City theatre. 



Joseph L. Plunkett, the theatrical 
manager, filed a petition in bankruptcy 
last week. Liabilities, $14,608; no as- 
sets. * 

The Empire, Paterson, N. J., in- 
augurated a*vaudeville split week pol- 
icy this week, playing four acts booked 
through the Sheedy office. 

The Metropolitan, Mitchell, S. D. 

(Maurice W. Jencks, manager) opened 
May 3. It plays legits, replacing the 
Gale, burned last spring. 



Jerome N. Remick will be in town 
next week to map out a summer cam- 
paign for his publications, and find out 
what is the matter with the Giants. 

Frank Vincent, of the Orpheum Cir- 
cuit's booking staff, had recovered 
Wednesday from his recent illness to 
the point when he was daily expected 
to return to the office. 



Lew Dockstader denies any knowl- 
edge of the recent report he was con- 
templating a minstrel show for next 
season to be called Lew Dockstader's 
Honey Boy Minstrels. 



Jack London is now in Heliogoland, 
Africa. New York theatrical men re- 
ceived a cable Monday from him, say- 
ing he was well and enjoying his pres- 
ent trip. 

"The Getaway/' the Willard Mack 
playlet, has been obtained by Corse 
and Claud Payton for vaudeville pre- 
sentation. Phyllis Gilmore will be fea- 
tured with them. 

Merriman and Witt sailed on the 
Philadelphia last Saturday for Eng- 
land to open on the Moss & Stoll 
circuit. Charles Bornhaupt secured the 
contracts. 



"Wang" will be added to the list of 
Gilbert & Sullivan operas to be re- 
vived during the engagement of the 
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Co. at the 

48th Street theatre. 



Fred Starr, manager of the Holyokc 
(Mass.) theatre, which closes its sea- 
son Sunday night, will go to Revere 
Beach, Boston, where K~. will manage 
the Park Amusement Co.'s enterprises. 



Byrne & Kirby have taken over the 
booking of the Baker theatre, Dover, 
N. J. They placed their first show at 
the house yesterday. The house will 
play six acts and split. 



After "A Celebrated Case" closes at 
the Empire May 29 Ann Murdock will 
engage in her first picture work, en- 
acting the lead in the Metro feature, 
"A Royal Family," from the play pro- 
duced by Annie Russell. 

It's understood the Poster Adver- 
tising Co., which numbers some 4,000 
cities on its list, has placed the official 
ban on whiskey ads and hereafter none 
shall adorn any of its locations. The 
ban is said to start May 31. 



B. A. Myers and party arrived in 
Chicago in a motor car Monday en 
route for San Francisco. The party 
left New York just a week to the day 
before they arrived here. They left 
here on Friday. 

The advertisement of Paul Murray 
appearing in Variety April 30 men- 
tioned his connection with the "U. B. 
O., Ltd., of London." This should 
hrve read V. B. O. (Variety Booking 
Office). 



Tim Keeler, the road man for the 
Chicago branch of the United Booking 
Offices, paid a brief visit to New York 
this week after touring the state in the 
interest of his company's parks and 
fairs. 



"Sinners," at the Playhouse, will 
have its 150th performance on next 
Tuesday night. Jean Adair, who re- 
turned to the cast of the piece last 
week, replacing Emma Dunn, was the 
original in that role when the show 
was first presented in Sing Sing. 



Sam Bernard stage-managed and ap- 
peared in the benefit last Sunday at the 
Lyric, New York, for the Federation 
of Jewish Charities in Brooklyn under 
the auspices of Cohan & Harris. An 
imposing program was offered. Among 
others appearing were Raymond Hitch- 
cock, Douglas Fairbanks, Louis Mann, 
Irving Berlin, Louise Dresser, Clifton 
Crawford and Frank Fogarty. 



Pauline Hall was awarded a $750 
verdict in Judge Martin's court in Phil- 
adelphia Monday, the defendants being 

the Pioneer Amusement Co. The case 
v as built around a breach of contract, 
the plaintiff having been engaged to 
appear at the Stanley theatre early in 
the spring. The Pioneer Co. is con- 
trolled by the Mastbaum-Earle syndi- 
cate. 



J. Bernard Dyllyn, the only actor in 

captivity carrying ten bank books, has 

officially designated an age limit for 

vaudevillians, establishing the required 
precedent by refusing a vaudeville of- 
fer because of his age. Dyllyn, who is 
estimated as worth between one mil- 
lion and ten billion dollars, and who is 
said to own the greater part of the 
mission district in San Francisco, just 
closed with the "Follies." He is par- 
ticularly concerned over the unsettled 
condition of theatricals, since it is his 
only method of legitimately earning a 
livelihood. 



William Courtenay, lead of "Under 
Cover," leaves the Cort theatre attrac- 
tion one week to originate one of the 
principal roles in the new Selwyn 
piece, "Under Fire," which has 
•ts premiere, Atlantic City, May 
24. Violet Heming has been en- 
gaged as- one of the principal women. 
During his absence the Courtenay 
io.e will be acted by H. B. Warner, 
who arrived in New York this week 
with his bride, Rita Stanwood. 

Jack Shea will have a benefit Sun- 
day night at the Columbia. Every sea- 
son Jack has a benefit, although it 
looks perpetual, with the Shea fellow 
playing shows in Cortland, Ithaca and 
Elmira now and then. Once he played 
Gloversville, but that isn't this story. 
The Columbia runs its Sunday shows 
during the season with the aid of Jack, 
who stands in the rear of the house, 
wondering why his brother, Marty, 
i ever books any of his acts. Then he 
rearranges the bill, looks it over and 
rearranges it once more to the running 
order it was in the first place. That's 
hew Jack remains there long enough 
each season to get a benefit at the fin- 
ish. To do the coming affair right 
and get him enough coin to make Sar- 
anac Lake in one jump, Jack asked 
Tommy Gray if he would announce the 
turns Sunday evening. Tommy, who is 
now a regular author with a play 
("She's In Again"), opening Monday 
night at the Gaiety, replied that he 
would, just to let the boys know that 
the $2 thing hadn't gotten under his 
hat — yet. Jack Shea was elated, and 
remarked that with himself in front 
of the house while Tommy was on the 
stage there would be some little class 
t( his benefit. In this spirit he men- 
tioned attaching Tommy to one Dick 
Kearney, a cold-blooded guy, who 
books the bills Jack thinks he runs. 
It was reported a few years ago that 
Jack Shea had a weak heart, but Mr. 
Kearney never stopped to think of it. 
"Did you arrange about the fifty?" 
asked Dick of Jack. "What fifty?" 
Jack said, with his voice away off the 
key. "Why, the $50 Tommy Gray al- 
ways gets for announcing benefits," 
answered Dick. "He said nothing to 
n:e about money," remarked Mr. Shea, 
reaching for his* hat as he choked back 
the tears. Jack ran like a two-year-old 
to Tommy's office, but the author had 
gone to Rochester to see his show. 
Jack finally met Tommy on the street 
after he had returned. "Is that all 
right about the benefit?" he asked. 
"Oh, sure, Jack," replied Tommy; "I'll 
be there." "You know, Tommy, this 
has been the worst season in the his- 
tory of the business. I will show you 
my bank book," spoke Jack. "It was 
so tough at one time I almost got up 
nerve enough to touch Marty; so you 
can see what I have been up against." 
"What's the idea of that hard hick 
stuff?" asked Tommy. "Nothing," an- 
swered Jack, "but you wouldn't soak 
me for fifty, would you? I intended 
to give you five, anyway." As Jack 
had not threatened to get Loney Has- 
kell, Tommy told him it wouldn't cost 
him a cent; whereupon Jack said if 
Tommy felt that way towards him, as 
he always thought he did, wouldn't 
Tommy please buy ten tickets for the 
benefit? 



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LEGITIMATE, 

"■"■*' ■ ■ ■-■ . ■ — M-r. 




Before sailing for London last Saturday, 
Eddie Well wan married to Dorothy Arthur, u 
niece of Dan Arthur. 



Fred McCloy turned out uu extremely neat 
folder for the opening of ttiu nuinracr huuson 
at the Columbia, New York, with "The iieb- 
inan Show." It U a large sheet, folded for 
mailing purpoaea with a Ktrlklng remark on 
the front page to hit the addressee upon re- 
ceipt. McCloy mailed 10,000 of them. 

Clay Lambert, still "generul managing " (or 
the A. U. Uelumatcr bliow-i, han extended the 
present road time of "The Winning of Uar- 
uara Worth,' notwithstanding the railroad 
rate ln» reaHo. 



Muriel & MurKun may h«-iu1 out a lemale 
suiniuer ininHtrcl show. 



A lady band haw beeu tacked onto the sal- 
ary Hat of the Jake liros.'s new nhown play- 
ing the Btlcks. 

John Daly closed 'The Ked Hot>e" In Denver 
and paid the transportation of each member 
back to New York. The management chose 
to make auch a Jump rather than continue 
with conditions against roadsters. 

John Nicholson closed "For the Love of 
Mike" at Sunbury, Pa. He is getting routes 
for four companies next season. 

Paul Scott, after a two weeks' illness, is 
around again. 

Four tent shows will be out this summer 
under the Joint direction of Kelly & Brennan. 

Col. J. C. O'Brien has out two Georgia 
minstrel troupes, one playing Kansas and 
the other Missouri. 



The Loew circuit sent 30,000 tickets for all 
of the Loew theatres in Greater New York, to 
the commanders of the fleet in the North 
Klver. All of the paper is good any day 
this week. 



George Franklyn White, sick for some time, 
has been advised by hlB physicians Co take a 
two years' rest. White and Campbell Caaad 
are going to farm this summer in Orange 
County, New York. 



PRESS OPINIONS. 

"A FULL. HOUSE." 

But there's little use trying to tell In cold 
type how funny "A Pull House" really is. It 
will amuse audiences until it grows too hot 
even to laugh. As a farce it is immense. — 
Herald. 

"A Full House" should prove a good "sum- 
mer show." — Times. 



ELLIS LEAVING THE SHUBERTS. 

Melville Ellis and the Shuberts are 
to come to a parting of the ways. At 
least such is the startling news being 
handed out by one of Ellis' most 
intimate friends. The friend also states 
that next season Ellis will be found 
with Charles B. Dillingham. 

At the Dillingham office naught could 
be learned whether or not the former 
Shubert lieutenant would be associated 
with a Dillingham attraction next sea- 
son. Bruce Edwards is out of town on 
a three weeks' vacation and Mr. Dill- 
ingham himself is so grieved over the 
untimely death of Charles Frohman he 
has denied himself to all visitors. None 
of the other office attaches could either 
confirm or deny the report. 

It was rumored along Broadway 
Wednesday that Ellis was very ill and 
confined in a sanitarium. 



C0RT LEASES SAVOY. 

Atlantic City, May 12. 

John Cort has taken over the lease 
of the Savoy and will open the house 
next week with legit attractions in op- 
position to the Apollo. 

The house seats 1,100 and is located 
in a choice spot on the Boardwalk. 

Ben Harris, who formerly operated 
the Savoy as a vaudcville^theatre, has 



an interest in the present occupation, it 
is said, and will manage the theatre 
under its new policy. 

The opening attraction under the new 
management will be Mclntyre and 
Heath in "The Ham Tree," May 24. 
The house will be added to the Shu- 
bert booking sheets. 

The Savoy will house the $2 com- 
binations. Its route sheet is now in 
John Cort's office. Nothing was 
known along Broadway what effect the 
1)laciiiK «>f the Savoy against S. F. 
Nixon's Apollo "at the seashore would 
have on other Cort bookings. Mr. 
Cort also has the Standard, New York, 
which plays combinations from all 
booking offices. 

A report that Oliver Morosco is in- 
terested in the Cort taking of the Sa- 
voy was denied. 

The Savoy will hereafter be known 
as the Cort. 

By taking a lease on the Plymouth. 
Boston; Standard, New York, and be- 
ing in on the Cort, New York, in addi- 
tion to having a leasehold on Hammer- 
stein's Lexington opera house, and M. 
H. Saxe's 116th street, Cort has with 
the Savoy, Atlantic City, and a new 
house he's building at Ossining, N. Y., 
quite a chain of legitimate theaters in 
the east for next fall. 



'X0VE THOUGHT" SHELVED. 

Atlantic City, May 12. 
David Belasco closed his production 
of "The Love Thought," intended for 
the Belasco theatre, New York, here 
Saturday. After having made several 
changes in the cast the producer de- 
cided that the production would not 
do, and sent it to the storehouse. 



KLAW BACK. 

San Francisco, May 12. 
Marc Klaw returned to San Francisco 
yesterday, arriving from Honolulu on 
the Matsonia. 

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MERCEDES DESMORE 

and 
CAPT. W. H. TURNER 

Miss Desmore is a member of 'The Lie" com- 
pany, and a niece of Capt. W. H. Turner of the 
"Lusitania." Last week, before sailing, the 
captain and his niece were photographed to- 
gether. When the announcement of the sinking 
of the ffiant liner was received in New York, 
"Pink" Hayes, general press representative for 
Selwyn & Co., got a special "flash" with the 
pictures in all of the dailies in connection with 
the news stories. 



SINGER SLAMS TEMPLE. 

Edward P. Temple, stage director of 
the New York Hippodrome, is sad be- 
cause he didn't have his own way with 
Vernon Dalhart Sunday afternoon and 
wiser because Dalhart landed two tell- 
ing blows upon his face. 

Temple took Dalhart to task for al- 
leged cutting of his songs or showing 
no spirit in his singing of the song 
routine formerly alloted to the boy 
vocalist, Richard Neeley, who was 
taken out of the show Saturday night 
by the Gerry society. 

Dalhart, who sings in the "Pinafore" 
tab, objected to the extra work, saying 
he could not do it justice, when Tem- 
ple upbraided him in the wings Sunday 
afternoon. Dalhart, mildmannered and 
anything but aggressive, listened to 
Temple's tirade and then banged him 
on the nose. 

Temple once ran into similar fistic 
lightning when he threatened to do 
bodily harm to Frank O'Malley, of the 
Morning Sun. 



REVIVAL CLOSES HERE. 

The Frohmati-Belasco revival of 
"The Celebrated Case" will close its 
season at the Empire May 29, not 
visiting Boston or Chicago as was the 
original intention. 

The management could not hold the 
present cast together. Helen Ware 
and Robert Warwick have picture con- 
tracts that would prevent them from 
going on tour. 



ROYALTY BEFORE COURT. 

A. H. Woods, through his attorneys, 
House, Grossman & Vorhaus, has filed 
a complaint in the Supreme Court of 
New York County against Arpad Pasz- 
ter, Hans Bartsch, the International 
Copyright Bureau, Ltd., of London, 
Sanger & Jordan and Edward F. Rush, 
all of whom claim a right to the roy- 
alties to the play "Innocent," produced 
by Woods, who commenced the action 
for the court to determine to whom he 
must pay the royalties, which amount 
to 4 per cent, of the gross receipts of 
the piece. 

Woods procured the rights for the 
play from Bartsch, who secured them 
from Rush. Paszter is the Hungarian 
author of the play. 

"Innocent" played to a gross of $152,- 
346.50 this season, leaving $6,093.50 due 
in royalties, of which $1,000 was paid 
to Bartsch. 

The International Copyright Bureau, 
through its New York representative, 
Sanger & Jordan, started suit for roy- 
alty, alleging an agreement with the 
author made in November, 1910. The 
Rush agreement was made in 19.1 ' 



REP. SHOWS NEXT SEASON. 

According to a marager closely con- 
nected with the repertoire field next 
season will find a number of these 
companies taki.ig to the road. The 
rep. people are making preparations 
at this e'*rly date to secure their shows 
on a 'oyalty basis, playing attractions 
that have heretofore not been used by 
these companies. During the summer 
several of these companies of seven or 
eight people will play the small towns 
and parks. 



CABARET COSTS PART. 

Because George Henderson played in 
a restaurant revue at Rector's for three 
nights it has cost him the part writ- 
ten for him in the new edition of the 
Zeigfeld "Follies." Zeigfeld has made 
up his mind not to engage any artists 
who have been appearing in cabarets 
about the town. Other managers are 
said to have expressed a like sentiment 
regarding the engaging of players who 
have been appearing in the restaurants. 



"SONGBIRD" COMING OFF. 

Chicago, May 14. 

Oliver Morosco's production of "The 
Songbird," with Jane Cowl, at Cohan's 
Grand, isn't doing business to warrant 
a long stay. It is said the piece will 
close here about May 29. 

The same show is due to open at the 
Shubert theatre, New York, Aug. 9 or 
16. 



RICE MANAGING TOUR. 

When Marie Dressier goes on tour 
next season in "The Mix-Up" her 
manager back with the show will be 
Edward Evergreen Rice, who some 
years ago was one of the prominent 
producers of spectacles and musical 
comedies. 



LEGITS AT SHEA'S, TORONTO. 

Toronto, May 14. 

Following the destruction by fire of 
the Princess theatre last week, it has 
been arranged the legitimate bookings 
for that house will be placed at Shea's 
big-time vaudeville house here, which 
closes its regular season this week. 

The Princess was leased by B. C. 
Whitney, Detroit, with O. B. Shepard 
as manager and booked by Klaw & Er- 
langer. It is almost a certainty that 
the Princess will be rebuilt by next 
fall. The loss was estimated at about 
$100,000. Henry Miller was appear- 
ing at the house last week. He wired 
his scenery and effects for the show 
had been lost in the fire. 

B. C. Whitney arrived here Monday 
to consult with Manager Sheppard in 
regard to building a new theatre to 
replace the former Princess. Whitney 
v/as joined here by his architect, How- 
ard Crane, of Detroit, who will imme- 
diately draw plans for a new playhouse. 

The site has not been definitely de- 
cided upon. Besides the one on King 
street where the Princess stood there 
are two others under serious considera- 
tion. 



Eddie Foy in Pictures. 

Eddie Foy and Vincent Bryan have 
been collaborating on the writing of a 
bvf-reel picture scenario in which the 
comedian is to appear. The company 
(hat is to present the picture is a secret 
at present, but it will probably be a 
new corporation in which the comedian 
will be interested. 



La Salle at 10-20 Doing Well. 

Chicago, May 12. 
Musical stock at the La Salle with 
prices at 10-20, is apparently a popular 
success, the house carrying capacity 
audiences since opening, although a 
liberal share of the patronage is cred- 
ited to the paper route for advertising 
purposes. 



LEGITIMATE. 



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PLANNING NEXT SEASON'S 

NEW PLAYS FOR MANY STARS 



Seventeen Productions Projected for the Coming Dramatic 

Season. Each with a Star. Alice Brady to Be 

One of the Season's New Crop of Stars. 



SHOWS AT LOS ANGELES. 

Los Angeles, May 12. 
Pavlowa opened at the Mason this 
week to big business. Creatore's Band 
is attracting fair crowds at the Mo- 
rosco, and "The Unchastened Woman" 
seems to be drawing fairly well on its 
second week at the Burbank. 



Among those slated for new plays 
for next season are Annie Russell, 
Laura Hope Crews, Pauline Frederick, 
Robert Hilliard, George Arliss, William 
Collier, Chauncey Olcott, Raymond 
Hitchcock, Blanche Ring, Irene Fen- 
wick, William Hodge, Julian Eltinge, 
Rose Stahl, Blanche Bates and Leo 
Ditrichstein. 

Blanche Walsh, now in vaudeville, 
may also have a new legitimate vehicle, 
while Miss Fenwick will very likely be 
seen in a stage dramatization of "The 
Auction Block," the Rex Beach novel, 
which A. H. Woods is to produce. 

Grace George and Alice Brady are 
also slated for separate starring plays 
for the new season. 



FRAZEE LANDS ANOTHER. 

All indications are that H. H. Frazee 
has landed another farcical success in 
"The Full House," which opened at the 
Longacre Monday night. The first- 
nighters prouounced it the most amus- 
ing play of the season. May Vokes 
scored the individual hit. Hugh Cam- 
eron was the big noise among the male 
members of the cast. 

It is just about a year ago Mr. 
Frazee, in the same theatre, put over 
"A Pair of Sixes," a piece than ranked 
with any of this season on the road for 
money-making qualities. 

No credit is given on the program 
at the Longacre to the authors who 
had a hand at rewriting "A Full 
House," the Fred Jackson farce that 
is now appearing there. When first 
produced out of town, Willard Mack 
was called in to bolster up the lines 
in the piece. His failure to bring about 
the desired result caused Edward Peple 
to be called in, and when the piece was 
produced in Chicago Otto Hauerbach 
was sent for and the version that was 
presented in New York this week is 
the one that he evolved. 



ASSN.'S ATTORNEY AWAY. 

At the offices of the United Man- 
agers' Protective Theatrical Associa- 
tion this week it was stated that At-, 
torney Ligon Johnson would not re- 
turn from his Coast trip for at least 
another fortnight. Until he returns 
nothing new is expected to be given 
out concerning some copyright indict- 
ments, equitable contract matters and 
further protests being taken up against 
the railway rate increase. 



Jane Cowl Leading "Common Clay." 

The A. H. Woods' office has about 
closed with Jane Cowl to take the 
leading role in "Common Clay," when 
that piece, written by Cleves Kinkaid 
and first brought out in Boston stock, 
is presented in New York next Au- 
gust. 

The "I Want Money" piece Woods 



now has in rehearsal, with T. Roy 
Barnes leading, will probably be re- 
named "She Wants Money" before its 
initial performance. 



38 WEEKS FOR "HIGH JINKS." 

Pittsburgh, May 12. 
The No. 1 "High Jinks," under the 
ownership of Arthur Hammerstein, will 
close here this Saturday, after a season 
of 38 weeks. 



SHOWS IN 'FRISCO. 

San Francisco, May 12. 
"Sari" opened at the Cort this week 
to an unusually large gathering, with 
good prospects for a lavorable engage- 
ment. At the Columbia, with Chauncey 
Olcott as the attraction, business picked 
up early in the week with good advance 
promises. Kolb and Dill continue to 
attract reasonably large crowds at the 
Alcazar. 



"REVOLT" IN STORAGE. 

Boston, May 12. 

"The Revolt," after closing here at 
the Shubert Saturday will be sent to 
the storehouse. It will be succeeded 
by "The Three of Hearts," the new 
title for "A Day in Paradise." 

"The Baron," with George Nash, will 
come into the Wilbur under the title 
of "Unmasked," succeeding "A Pair of 
Sixes." 



Rosenthal-Anderson Settlement 
J. J. Rosenthal returned to New 
York this week, from the Coast, where 
he had secured a complete library of 
free publicity from the San Francisco 
papers on the "Potash & Perlmutter" 
show he was advocating. 

While at the Golden Gate Jake 
reached a settlement of his claim for 
$10,000 against Gilbert M. Anderson, 
arising out of Anderson's Gaiety thea- 
tre there. Jake got his in cash. 



SHOWS CLOSING. 

Margaret Anglin winds up her New 
York engagement in "Beverly's Bal- 
ance" at the Lyceum May 15. 

"Inside the Lines," which closed Sat- 
urday night at the Longacre, is to be 
sent on tour early in August. 

"The Lilac Domino" closes tomorrow 
night. 

The tour of Emma Bunting in "Help 
Wanted" ended Saturday night. 



BOSTON OPERA CO. BANKRUPT. 

Boston, May 12. 
Following the example recently set 
by the Chicago Grand Opera Co., the 
Boston Opera Co.. which has produced 
opera here for the past six seasons, 
filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy 
this week, scheduling liabilities of 
$216,000 and assets of $79,000. The 
principal creditor is E. D. Jordan, or- 
ganizer of the company. Henry Rus- 
sell, managing director, claims $13,000. 



EVERYBODY RE-ENOAOED. 

Fred Stair saw his "Follies of Pleas- 
ure" show in Philadelphia last week 
and was so pleased with it he renewed 
his contract with Rube Bernstein for 
another season. Mr. Bernstein in turn 
re-engaged all the members of the 
company. 



Moved Out of Morosco Theatre. 
Los Angeles, May 12. 
The Crescent Amusement Co. has 
moved from under the Morosco thea- 
tre, having placed J. A. Quinn in charge 
of the Majestic pictures. While it is 
strenuously denied the company has 
given up the Morosco, the local papers 
have been notified the Crescent Co. 
will not be responsible for advertising 
bills hereafter. 



If you don't odvortiM la VARIETY, 
don't advartlM. 



Auctioning Green Room Boxes. 

The boxes for the Green Room 
Club's Annual Review will be sold at 
auction at the Playhouse Friday, 
May 14, at 4.30 p. m. The performance 
will be held at the Shubert May 21. 



SPECIAL NOTICE. 

The regular meeting of the 

WHITE RATS ACTORS' 

UNION 

will be held 

Tuesday, May 18, 

in the White Rats Building, 227 

West 46th street, New York City, 

at 11.30 p. m. sharp. 



IMPORTING ENGLISHMAN. 

Louis Calvert, the English actor, 
will be imported by A. H. Woods for 
the tatter's production of "The New 
Shylock," to be made next fall. 

The title of the piece is subject to 
change before presentation. 



Henry Troy's Colored 8how. 

Henry Troy will send out next sea- 
son a company of colored players in 
a piece called "From Louisiana to 
Broadway," the company having 50 
people. 

The book has been written by Troy, 
with numbers by Will Vodray. 







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THIS 18 THfc LIFE 



>t 



By Edward Marshall 



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NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



NEW SHOWS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation of Legitimate At- 
tractions in New York. 

"She's In Again," Gaiety (May 17). 
I it ; , 

George East and Co. (10). 

Dances. 

20 Mini.; One and Full Stage. 

Fifth Avenue. 

George East, surrounded and sup- 
ported by a special orchestra, a duo 
of singers and the McGinnis Brothers, 
along with a rather attractive stage 
setting, has built a decidedly novel 
vaudeville production around his terp- 
sichorean ability, East appearing 
throughout in female garb with a dif- 
ferent change for each appearance. The 
arrangement is especially well worked 
cut, without any time loss and with 
continual action from beginning to 
end. The act opens in one before a 
monogramed velvet drop, the quartet 
(including the McGinnis Bros.) offer- 
ing a number in evening dress. The 
full stage is then shown with balcony 
effect in the background, the musicians 
stationed on one side. East, assisted 
by the quartet, runs through a number, 
followed by a medley of rags and clas- 
ses by the orchestra. A duet in "one" 
by the singers is followed by a trio 
dance with East and the McGinnises, 
East getting in some effective work in 
this display. A portion of the McGin- 
nis specialty comes next, after which a 
violin solo is given, East returning 
again for a toe dance to "rag" music. 
The McGinnis Bros, follow with the 
remainder of their specialty in hard 
shoes, exiting, to be relieved again 
by East and some more toe work. The 
finale brings the entire company into 
action with some scenic effects that 
round out the offering nicely. East 
makes an attractive "woman," displays 
seme nifty gowns and holds the turn 
up alone with his toe dancing. The 
continuous action is also helpful. It's 
away from the stereotyped dancing 
production, novel because of East's im- 
personation and nicely constructed. It 
went over big at the Fifth Avenue. 

Wynn. 



Gurani and Newell. 

Bar-Act. 

6 Mlns.; Full Stage. 

Academy of Music. 

Two men, one straight and the other 
a comedian, do a routine of catchy 
tricks on the bars. The comedian 
should go in for more pantomimic 
comedy. The straight is an excellent 
bar performer. The act works fast, and 
should prove a good opener for the 
smaller houses. 



Ratcliffe and Anthony. 
Songs and Talk. 
15 Mlns.; One. 
Harlem O. H. 

Ratcliffe and Anthony are strong 
contenders for the big time. Just now 
the team does not work to the best 
advantage, but a good bit of comedy is 
derived from the talk, fast and humor- 
ous. The Italian member is funny, 
while the "straight" feeds perfectly at 
times. Their one number, "Dublin 
Bay," was placed over to good results. 
On next to closing they scored the hit 
of the show, 



Hallen and Fuller. 

"The Corridor of Time" (Comedy). 

22 Mins.; One (Special Drop). 

Orpheum. 

"Sweet" is the classification for Fred 
Hallen and Molly Fuller, with their 
latest act, which is a convincing depart- 
ure for them. Previously identified 
with sketches, Mr. Hallen and Miss 
Fuller have a turn that contains songs, 
dances, dialog and comedy, certainly 
the ingredients for a real vaudeville 
act, when handled with the finish these 
competent performers are capable of. 
The act opens in modern fashion, in 
"one," with the principals dressed that 
way. It immediately reverses itself in 
action, however, with a special drop 
creating the atmosphere. The drop is 
full of old-style single sheets, contain- 
ing the best known of the old variety 
names, including Hallen and Hart (Joe 
Hart is affectionately alluded to in the 
dialog). In the centre of the drop is 
a large painting of Miss Fuller in 
tights when playing Gabrielle in Rice's 
"Evangeline," back in the 80's. Mr. 
Hallen kids his wife about those days 
as against the present, though he con- 
fides to her she was then the toast of 
Broadway. Old times are continually 
spoken of. Both lament. Mr. Hallen 
says he's still there and can do the old 
song and dance as well as ever. Miss 
Fuller invites him to try, which he does 
to the words and air of "Martha Jane 
Barue." The dance and song are liked. 
Mr. Hallen offers to dance any old- 
style the audience calls for, with a clog 
and jig the answer. Each secures its 
quota of applause, then Miss Fuller 
conversationally in song tells of "Vio- 
let Brown," after which Mr. Hallen 
takes a fond look at the Gabrielle pic- 
ture. He wonders if Molly could come 
back and Molly replies why not, as 
with back to the audience, she strips to 
white tights by folding the skirt of her 
dress. And Molly Fuller looks good, 
with or without tights. As the act 
does not seek to disguise the ages of 
these pleasing players, and it mentions 
the lapse of 26 years since Miss Ful- 
ler last appeared in tights, it may be 
said that she is a marvel of form for 
the reproduction after this long time. 
The picture on the drop had very little 
if anything at all upon the picture upon 
the stage, and Miss Fuller now in 
tights will wring many a heart-break- 
ing tear from other women, on and off 
the stage, who will wish they could do 
the same and get away with it as well 
as she does. To close the couple give 
an impersonation of Lester and Allen 
in "Two Old Sports in Town," with 
that great team's song and dance. This 
is just a trifle too long. When Mr. 
Hallen has the turn down to 18 minutes 
it will move along more easily. But 
Hallen and Fuller have the act; it 
can't help but be liked, for they have 
so pleasantly and sweetly revived "va- 
riety" it's even educational to the vau- 
deville fans of the present day. It was 
a happy thought, this idea of their act, 
but the big point about it is that Hal- 
len and Fuller can get it over. Sime. 



If you don't advsrtiM la VARIETY, 
don't adv«rtl»o* 



♦The Midnight Cabaret." 

Tabloid. 

\y % Hours; Two Acts. 

Union Square. 

"The Midnight Cabaret" is a Harry 
Rapf production, among the first in 
the east, following the lines laid down 
by western producers of tabloid musi- 
cal comedies'. They usually run in 
two sections or acts. Vaudeville or 
pictures or both may be given in con- 
junction with the tab. The Rapf show 
is somewhat ahead of the tabloid, as 
it has been known around here. Most 
closely resembling burlesque and play- 
ing to a 10-15-25 admission, the tabloid 
in a pop vaudeville theatre apparently 
attracts from among the constant fre- 
quenters of straight picture shows or 
pop vaudeville bills. This may be 
guessed through the ease with which 
old burlesque business, dialog, situa- 
tions and gags bring laughs from those 
in front, at least at the Union Square 
Tuesday night. "The Midnight Cab- 
aret" in comedy has some that is very 
old, but the two comedians, one Ger- 
man and one Irish, work well together. 
No programs were issued, and the 
names of the four principals are un- 
known. One was a woman, the only 
female leader. It was placing too 
much work upon her, even granting 
she can take care of a leading role in 
any event. A show such as this really 
should afford a good soubret. The 
"straight man" was also somewhat 
weak. The chorus of eight did very 
well and have been nicely dressed. A 
dancing team is used here and there. 
The girl of it may be she who did a 
bit of a "cooch." It was permissible, 
done quite lightly. A wee bit of spice 
mostly in action creeps in now and 
then. It is not offensive and, unless 
carried too far in any tab of this sort, 
should not be objected to. The first 
part carried the greater liveliness. It 
is liveliness that counts. About mid- 
way in the first act the company started 
into songs and kept it up until the 
finale. The second act held more 
"business" which was funny enough 
for those in front. The tab manage- 
ment has been enterprising enough to 
put a "runway" into this show. It 
was sparingly built and as sparingly 
used, but added to the general effect. 
A Charlie Chaplin number was excep- 
tionally well put on. "My Little Girl" 
was the song hit, and the people 
"plugged" it, led by the German come- 
dian. "Plugging" or any kind of a stall 
seems all right where there must be 
90 minutes or more gone through, pro- 
vided the audience is satisfied. "Fish- 
ing" was done as a number with the 
business from the Lew Fields show, of 
fishing for the girls as they passed. 
The "Kentucky Home" song had at- 
tractive dressing for the barelegged 
girls. An "imaginary-husband" bit was 
badly worked. The German comedian 
is the best performer in this troupe. 
He held up everything he took part in. 
'The Midnight Cabaret" is not a bad 
entertainment of its kind at all. It 
at least suggests the possibilities of 
this style of miniature amusement. If 
tabs will draw in the east as they 
seem to be doing at the Square, those 
possibilities will be fully developed by 
the producers who will go into this 
branch. Sime. 



Zertho's Dogs of All Nations. 

Canine Sagacity. 

18 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Dog Villa 

Setting). 

Palace. 

Each recurring vaudeville season 
brings all sorts of dog acts into review, 
but E. Zertho, at the Palace this week, 
proves originality, and a little attention 
to novelty can make a dog^act well 
worth while. Zertho not bMjr- has 
evolved a new idea in bringing his dogs 
into view, but has them doing some 
little stunts — quite simple, to be true 
—that make the turn more than pass- 
ably interesting and entertaining. A 
setting labeled Dog Villa is shown, and 
Zertho is in bed, in clownface, being 
awakened by a clanging alarm which 
he breaks to stop its clatter. As he 
leaps from the bed and lifts the cover, 
dogs of all sizes and hues spring 
noisily forth. A woman assists in 
keeping the dogs on the stage. At 
least 20 dogs take part. Making most 
of the dogs play dead, at the same time 
showing what intelligence several of the 
canine performers have in public, makes 
Zertho's act stand in a class by 
itself. Not that other dogs cannot play 
dead or do some wonderful things, but 
its the different breeds that Zertho 
works with simultaneously, each mas- 
tered so effectively that the answer is 
certain. A crook of the elbow, a snap 
of a whip or a certain, grotesque move- 
ment may mean a signal Y&ich the 
dogs respond to quickly. Zertho's dogs 
will make good anywhere. A Corona- 
tion march by twenty dogs, with sever- 
al finding their own places was the 
closer. Mark. 



Freeman Brothers. 
Singers and Dancers. 
11 Mins.; One. 
American Roof. 

Two boys offering conventional small 
time singing and dancing just about 
suited to the spot they held on this 
bill, opening the show. Fred. 



Paris*. 

Piano Accordionist 
9 Mins.; One. 
American Roof. 

As a piano accordionist Parise does 
not compare with others that have been 
seen in the past, but at a salary to suit, 
he fills in acceptably in an early spot 
on small time bills. His repertoire 
consists of classical and rag numbers, 
the latter badly done. His playing is 
off key at times, but this did not seem 
to affect the manner in which the Roof 
audience liked him. Fred. 



Skinner and Wood. 

Dancing. 

14 Mins.; One. 

Harlem O. H. 

These boys should change their 
idea about dress. They may have little 
trouble going the rounds of the better 
small time circuits. Their present 
clothes seem the only weak spot. On 
a special dancing mat they go through 
some fast hard shoe stepping, offering 
a neat routine that brought them heavy 
returns, in the opening spot position. 
Their one song could be changed to 
one of later popularity. 



NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



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John' O'Malley. 

Songs. 

12 Mint.; One. 

Prospect 

A well-built, pleasant-looking, kindly- 
eyed Irishman strolled out leisurely on 
the Prospect stage Monday evening 

and tenored his way through a quartet 
of Celtic melodies, delivered in a rich 
Irish dialect that came perilously near 
the classification of a "brogue." At his 
finale, another triumph was partially 
registered for musical Ireland for 
O'Malley "delivered," in every sense 
of the word, particularly from an ar- 
tistic and musical standpoint. His se- 
lections, while appropriate in a general 
way, could be greatly improved upon, 
especially those comprising the first 
section of his specialty. O'Malley, 
dressed in his national garb, opened 
with an Irish ballad rendered in the 
entrance, followed this with another 
and then offered "Macushla." He 
closed with "A Little Bit of Heaven" 
and "Mother Machree." The two last 
mentioned earned him a tremendous 
ovation and offered an excellent op- 
portunity for the exhibition of his ton- 
ing and volume. The first song could 
consistently remain, but "Irish Eyes" 
and "Macushla" lack the punch for 
O'Malley. With all due respect to his 
delivery, they will never bring the de- 
sired returns, for in neither number 
can O'Malley exercise his musical pro- 
ficiency. One might suggest a "Comal- 
lye" in one spot provided O'Malley 
could pick the proper type. At any 
rate the turn is apparently still in the 
experimental period and eventually the 
principal will adjust his numbers to the 
best possible advantage. Otherwise 
O'Malley makes an excellent acquisi- 
tion for vaudeville. Wynn. 



Ben Edwards. 

Musical. 

10 Mins.; One. 

Jefferson. 

Ben Edwards, in a white band- 
master's uniform, plays pleasingly up-, 
on a xylophone. The usual overture 
used for the opening number with 
popular airs following. "No. 2" and 
one of the evening's hits. 



Norman Brothers (2). 

Acrobatics. 

10 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Proctor's 58th St. 

The Norman Brothers are well 
developed young men who have taken 
to the rings. Both are accomplished 
at it and present a pleasing routine, 
closing with a novelty trick. A fitting 



McGregor and Jane. 
Songs and Talk. 
15 Mins.; One. 
Jefferson. 

McGregor and Jane are a couple 
who need new songs. At present they 
are using three numbers noticeably 
passe. The two open with the man 
doing a "souse" bit. The clock strikes 
five and a little girl going to the factory 
comes along. Usual talk, with the 
"Will you marry me?" line at the finish. 
The girl makes two changes. The act 
will do for the smaller houses. 



Les Aristocrats (3). 
Acrobatic Dancers. 
15 Mins.; Pull Stage. 
American Roof. 

A man and two women, evidently 

foreigners, have a routine of acrobatic 

dancing with the modern dances as the 
basis, that will please on almost any 
bill. The man might unbend a little 
and allow his personality to assert it- 
self. For the brief minute that he did 
permit himself to smile showed that he 
possessed something besides a serious 
outlook on life and it warmed the au- 
dience to the act. Another feature is 
the acrobatic "walk in" at the opening 
of the act, the man wearing a topper 
and the woman with a cape over her 
evening gown and wearing a hat. If 
it could be arranged a triple tango for 
the opening would display the full 
strength of the turn. After this the 
acrobatic waltz with but two of the 
members would give third a chance to 
change for her toe solo. This latter 
needs more of the fast tricky work 
before it will get over to big applause 
return. The acrobatics in the two final 
numbers are very well executed. The 
turn is worth considering for the better 
time. *>«f. 



Soretti and Antoinette. 

Comedy Acrobatics. 

11 Mins.; Three (Interior). 

At first three people appear, one man 
doing an awful "souse," another a po- 
liceman with an exaggerated outfit, ana 
a young woman who flitted around the 
room assisting the "drunk" in trying 
to maintain an upright poise. The man 
doing the inebriated character does all 
the rough work, and takes some hard 
knocks in keeping up the impression. 
He musses up three tables that were 
set as though some folks were going 
to dine in splendor. These tables are 
used for the act's piece de resistance. 
One by one, until there is five-high, 
the tables are placed on top of each 
other with the "drunk" doing a back 
somersault with his hands touching the 
bottom table as his feet near the floor. 
He does this back evolution from the 
three and four table-high stands. Much 
rough comedy is derived by the man's 
antics to place the tables in position, 
employing some ladder slips, slides and 
falls that brought laughter. The act is 
new hereabouts and should have no 
trouble in keeping them interested in 
the bigger houses. The turn went over 
nicely at the Fifth Avenue. 



Lew Brown. 

Songs. 

11 Mins.; One. 

Jefferson. 

Lew Brown is a juvenile song writer 
who feels the vaudeville stage is cry- 
ing for his services. At the Jefferson 
he was down next to closing and well 
received, a number of friends being 
present; but this did not account for 
?11 of the applause. His songs are not 
going to help the boy much if they 
are all his own. It would be just as 
well to patronize some other writer. 
"When It's All Over" to close was 
easily the best number in the act. Only 
the small time can use Lew Brown as 
a single. 



Six Frolkkers. 

Singing, Talking and Dancing. 
22 Mins.; Pull Stage (Special). 
Harlem O. H. 

The Six Frolickers, three men and 

three women, in a cabaret scene, have 

some entertainment which at times hits 
the high-water mark and again falls to 
low tide, mostly at that level. The act 
should go in for speed, always notice- 
able at any cabaret. The singing is 
nothing to boast about and might be 
rearranged for harmonizing, especially 
the men, who seem to possess fair 
voices, but instead of harmonizing try 
for poor comedy. The women, work- 
ing in doubles and trios, have nothing 
of real' cabaret life. Another im- 
portant bit missing is rag stepping 
or singing. The "souse" carrying a 
Billie Reeves style continually walks 
out of his character. The negro 
waiter seems to place his efforts over 
in the best style. After the act gains 
speed a trip around some of the smaller 
circuits will just about fit it. 



Capt. Dan Tourjee and Daughters (2). 

Musical. 

15 Mins.; Three. 

A trio of rather clever musicians wttn 
one of the girls showing marked ability 
on the 'cello. Captain Dan is an old 
Indian fighter, and wears a uniform 
during his act. Besides playing various 
wind instruments, as well as a guitar, 
Tourjee gives a little talk, with a couple 
of slides, telling of the Indian wars. 
The slides are old and look badly. 
They should be replaced immediately. 
The talk is short and that helps tome. 
The act is of small time calibre. 



Falke and Stevens. 
Songs and Dancing. 
15 Mins.; Pull Stage. 

These two girls have a different "sis- 
ter act" through the layout. One sings, 
the other dances. Both do solos in 
their respective lines, too many of 
them. It is not until the ending they 
get together for an old-fashioned song 
with dancing. The turn would be bet- 
ter were the girls to work in duets 
more often. 



Mack and Williams. 
Piano Act 
12 Mins.; One. 

Mack and Williams as a two-act 
singing songs, do very nicely for the 
small time. They could do more with 
a better routine of numbers. In trying 
for comics the boy has picked a couple 
that will never do. They are the "Mar- 
ried" number and "Why Don't They 
Do It Now," the latter especially hold- 
ing much old stuff for laughs that can't 
be gotten. Other songs are popular 
ballads, with "Fishing" for the best 
comedy of the lot. The second member 
of the duo is a girl, who plays the 
piano. The couple seem apt at double 
versions, and with a modern list of 
numbers should build themselves up. 
The boy has personality and the girl 
is also likeable. When seen they were 
on a program having several singing 
acts. They followed another "piano 
turn," but held up their second-part 
spot nevertheless. Sime. 



Victor Morley and Co. (12). 

"A Regular Army Man" (Musical 

Comedy). 
27 Mins.; Full Stage (Exterior). 
Prospect 

Victor Morley's new vehicle by 
Messrs. Pollock, Wolf and Crawford 
makes an ideal number for big time 
vaudeville, but someone overlooked a 
splendid opportunity for general im- 
provement in selecting the cast and 
staging the bit. The scene shows an 
U. S. A. infantry post. Morley is a 
private, whose general habits hardly 
coincide with the military surround- 
ings. He has chosen a career in the 
army in order to win the affections of 
the Colonel's daughter (Carol Parson). 
The action revolves around his ap- 
parent inability to conduct himself ac- 
cording to army regulations, nicely in- 
terrupted with a string of excellent 
numbers, all pertaining to the theme 
at hand and all carrying the necessary 
punch in lyrics and melody. The prin- 
cipal parts are handled by Morley, Mils 
Parson, Lew Miller as the Colonel, and 
Louis Baum as the officious sergeant. 
Baum gave an excellent portrayal of 
his bit, picturing his commission as 
a rough, semi-ignorant type of officer, 
affording an excellent contrast to the 
gentle type personified by Morley. Mil- 
ler was a bit too rough in type and 
performance for the part of the colonel, 
his parental connections hardly justi- 
fying his character work. Miss Par- 
sons, the only woman in the miniature 
production, was merely cast as a figure- 
head with little or no action and with- 
out a number, strange to say. One 
naturally expected the latter. Unfor- 
tunately, Miss Parson hardly conformed 
to expectations. The book proper car- 
ries an unlimited supply of good ma- 
terial. Morley's perfomance was fully 
up to his standard and the supporting 
male chorus harmonized nicely, and 
otherwise helped in the general appear- 
ance. With the proper readjusting at- 
tended to, this number will easily quali- 
fy. Wynn. 



Les Blyeas. 

Posing. 

8 Mins.; Full 8tage. 

Academy of Music. 

Les Elyeas, man and woman, have 
a posing act different from a few around 
here in the past. Some of the earlier 
poses have been seen before, buf three 

or four near the finish are new, and 
the audience took kindly to the way the 
couple went through the routine. 
Opening the show the turn did fairly 
well. 



No Retirement for Dlxey. 

The report that Henry E. Dlxey is 
going to retire from the stage Is de- 
nied by Dixie, who, on the other hand, 
says that next season will see him in a 
new play. 

In addition to Dixey heading the new 
piece, his wife, Marie Nordstrom, will 
have the principal feminine role in it. 



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SHOW REVIEWS 



PALACE. 

Divcralty was the middle name of the Pal- 
ace bill Monday nlgbt. The show from 
start to finish wua highly diverting. There 
was plenty to Bee and bear. Dullness Monday 
nlgbt didn't look very promising when the 
Palace dimmed Its lights for tbe weekly, but 
when tbe show got iU wheels oiled up smooth- 
ly the theatre in all three seating sections was 
comfortably Ailed. 

There were enough big names out front -to 
guarantee typical vaudeville entertainment 
and each came up to expectations. Leon 
Rotbier, tbe French baritone, "direct from 
tbe Metropolitan Grand Opera Company," 
failed to show. In tbe lobby a framed placard 
reported him Indisposed and that Laddie Cliff 
would appear in his stead. This young Eng- 
lishman, on after tbe intermission, "stopped 
the show." He did it so easily and the ap- 
plause was so loud, prolonged and genuine 
that it was not to be denied. The curtain 
was rung up and Laddie came out and *n- 
Kttad of doing a bit of dancing, offered a reci- 
tation. 

That there is still something new and novel 
In the way of dog acts was proved when E. 
Zerthoa' Dogs of All Nations (New Acts) 
opened the show after tbe weekly. 

8ome weeks ago the Palace used the Hearst 
Sellg weekly, but after discarding Its service 
and showing a part of the late Cbaplins, It 
entered into a new contract for the Pathe 
pictures. A pall settled over the audience 
when the Lusltania was shown steaming along 
tbe watery way. The most Interesting part 
of the weekly was the parade of the fleet 
along Riverside Drive. 

Duffy and Lorenzo were "No. 2." The spot 
was apparently hard, but the act did nicely on 
Its finish, the prop auto elopement helping the 
pair Immensely. The young folks had on 
their springtime clothes, Miss Lorenzo look- 
ing bewltchlngly attractive In a summery out- 
tit of pink. Duffy has dropped his "coupon 
saving song" for one that takes In the jitney 
wave as Its funmaklng foundation. It's en- 
titled "Five Cents a Ride." There's little 
sense to the thing and musically It kills a few 
bars, but It's timely and that helps. 

Emma Dunn and Co. offered "The Baby." 
It was short but emotionally sweet It gave 
Miss Dunn another opportunity to put over 
the mother sentiment In a manner that has 
become prominently Identified with her legiti- 
mate roles of a similar character. The sketch 
Is effective and tugs at the heartstrings. 

Bert Fltxglbbon proved as game as game 
can be. He walked out after the Dunn sketch 
had gripped the audience wkh solemnity and 
sobriety and started to do his monkeyshlnes 
snd nut didoes. Bert was there with bulldog 
tenacity and he hung on until he had them 
coming his way. Bert has one of those HI 
Henry toppers with the silk gloss rubbed off 
with emery dust and he throws and bangs It 
around for an occasional laugh. 

He sang "Jane" for a closer and three young 
men stalked down the aisle snd "plugged" tbe 
chorus, Bert doing an exit with a little non- 
sensical "bit" with two Inflated balloons, blown 
up by him as the boys were doing a barber- 
shop chord out front. Bert's style of fun was 
thoroughly enjoyed and paved the way nicely 
for Elizabeth Brlce and Charles King. They 
closed Saturday night with "Watch Tour Step" 
and opened Monday at the Palace. Among 
their songs were "When I Discovered You" 
and "A One-Horse Town," from tbe production. 
Miss Brlce and King sang and danced the 
numbers they put over so big in the "Step" 
show and which are serving them well for 
vaudeville. The couple was in good voice, 
particularly King. Miss Brlce wore two 
simple outfits that were attractive. After in- 
termission came Laddie Cliff, with the re- 
mainder of the evening being taken by the 
Hoffman Revue. The revue made a big flash, 
displayed much animation and variance of col- 
ors, numbers and costumes, with Miss Hoff- 
man working with much pep every minute. 

Mark. 



ORPHEUM. 

Eva Tanguay should get all the credit for 
tbe big house at tbe Orpheum Monday night. 
While a corking good bill surrounded a star 
of Tangusy's repute and salary, still there was 
nothing on the program that could materially 
help the box office excepting herself. And the 
Orpheum's capacity on Its four floors Is a 
very big one. But few seats were vacant. A 
nice night— and Brooklyn — It looks as though 
Tanguay Is the headline attraction among all 
headllners, for drawing power. 

Eva did a nice act, loo, next to closing. 
Although not the name altogether as earlier In 
the season, that act of hers then and this 
one now will remain the best turn she has 
ever done. Johnny Ford led the orchestra with 
precision and dignity. The musicians at the 
Orpheum played exceptionally well for the 
second performance of tbe week. Miss Tan- 
guay mentioned her husband in tbe pit by re- 
marking. "You see I have my Ford with me." 
This Is a return date for Miss Tanguay at tbe 
Orpheum. The house wanted her and they 
waited for her. It's funny how Tanjcuay can 
hold vaudeville all these years with purely 
personal songs. At one time the lyrics of 
her numbers all "boosted" Tanguay. Now 
they all "pan" Tanguay. and the audlrnee 
likes It both ways. There probaby never has 
been a number written that "panned" the 
sinner as hard as Miss Tanguay's "Otherwise 
Eva, You're All Right." It covers everything 
her worst enemy could think of. but Miss 
Tanguny doesn't mind and the house can't 
help but admire her nerve In singing It. Miss 
Tana-uay's new songs since last around New 
York are "Happy. Happy" opening. "Hurry 
Up" (using Imaginary phone conversations V 
and a number telling what each letter of 
Tanguay stands for. This latter Is In two 
verses and well written. In fact that's quite 
noticeable about all of Tanguay's songs. It 
was 11.05 when she left the stage after sing- 



ing "I Don't Care." You've got to giro It 
to that girl, she's quite a combination— making 

{ood at the box office and on the stage — and 
eeplng It up. 

A singing and modern dancing turn, Lor- 
raine and Burks, followed Miss Tanguay, they 
closing the shew, although an announcer 
mentioned during the performance that at Its 
close Congressman Somebody or other would 
present the B. F. Keith trophy to the Bayslde 
Yacht Club. 

In the first part Taylor Granville and Co. 
played a "fighting sketch" that ran 88 min- 
utes. It appears to wholly depend upon a bare 
knuckle battle at the finish. Quite hard enough 
to put over a stage glove encounter; a bare 
flst fight seems Impossible. The early portion 
of the turn is very draggy. Cut to 20 min- 
utes, the act might run In better fashion. 
Hallen and Fuller (New Acts) alto In the first 
half, left a very pleasant Impression. 

In the second half was a sketch called 
"The Red Fox Trot,'* played by George Howell 
and Co. It has really nothing but a fox trot 
to It, but In this Peter Paige as a fairy ball- 
room dancer does such a good piece of Work 
that, with the dance, he makes the turn a 
very pleasing entertainment. Mr. Howell is 
mistaken in using the house orchestra for 
music In a parlor set, where a story with a 
moral Is tried for. He might better utilize a 
Vlctrola for the dance music. The orchestra 
makes the piece tpo stagey. 

The Four Antwerp Girls opened the show, 
followed by Harry Tlghe and Babette, Who 
also had to struggle against the late comers. 
Mr. Tlghe used tbe "hesitate" and "one-step" 
"gag." It appeared twice on the same bill and 
Is being done by nearly everyone who can 
think up a version to use "hesitate" as indi- 
cating the waltz of that name. It seems to 
hsve replaced tbe Ford Joke, so, If for noth- 
ing else, it's welcome. 

The Gaudsmlts were "No. 3," doing very 
well and leaving the house In good humor for 
Hallen and Fuller, who followed. Du Callon. 
on the balancing ladder, opened tbe second 
half. While It may be difficult for Du Callon 
to secure suitable dialog for all of his time- 
killing turn, he might cut down tbe time of 
the act to fit the talk, also stop remarking 
"shut up" to the audience. That may be 
funny in England ; it's not here — on the big 
time. Bime. 



PROSPECT. 

The current week's Prospect program, while 
unusually long and with an extremely late 
finale, is excellently constructed with all the 
entertaining qualities contained brought Into 
prominent display. The majority of turns 
scored Individually according to the respec- 
tive merits, collectively resulting In a nicely 
balanced bill with its shortcomings well cov- 
ered. Two new acts were among the aggrega- 
tion, one carrying off the evening's honors 
under a decided handicap. John O'Mslley, re- 
cently "discovered" In Chicago, was the for- 
tunate Individual coming Immediately after 
a picture of the Ill-fated Lusltania. O'Malley's 
debut was of equal professional Importance to 
that of the Victor Morley (showing both under 
New Acts), although Morley was more fortu- 
nate In his surroundings, while less fortunate 
In results. 

The El Rey Sisters opened the show with 
their skating specialty, the whirlwind dancing 
finish bringing out sufficient enthusiasm to 
carry tbe girls over nicely. The El Revs have 
a novelty backed up with a reosanbly good 
appearance and with the prevailing scarcity of 
similar turns, should find themselves con- 
stantly busy. The Six American Dancers came 
In second spot wkh an attractive wardrobe 
and a series of fast dancing that seemed to 
make the desired Impression. The Individual 
dances show little beyond the sterotyped rou- 
tine, tbe ensemble work gathering whatever 
applause resulted. The general appearance 
and team work are the principal assets, the 
dancing running a distant third In compari- 
son. 

Beaumonte and Arnold connected appropri- 
ately with their comedy skit which carries 
some nifty points to support an equally good 
Idea. Miss Beaumonte's dancing, combined 
with the excellent appearance of the duo, Is 
sufficiently strong to guarantee a safe pas- 
sage anywhere. This easily overcame tbe 
singing efforts which failed through lack of 
weight. 

Moran and Wiser did well, although the 
comic might moderate his audience work. 
The garment thrown from the stage Is some- 
what out of order and could be consistently 
eliminated, particularly since It seems super- 
fluous from a comedy angle. They can hold 
themselves up on straight ability. 

Leo Beers and his planolog were conspicu- 
ous among the favorably received preceding 
the Morley production which closed the first 
section. A Chaplfn film that was noticeably 
weak throughout shared tbe spot following 
Intermission with a view of the Lusltania 
leaving this port on her last trip. O'Malley 
came next, after which were Rooney and 
Rent. Rooney has wisely eliminated the 
extra drop, doing his new dancing bit on a 
table set In the orchestra pit. 

Ryan and Tlerney. with a number of popu- 
lar songs, Including "Watch Your 8ten" and 
"Sheltering Palms" held a late spot to advan- 
tage, getting away wkh a reasonably big bit. 
This pnlr measure up well and have built up 
their specialty along a sensible foundation, 
kerning It up to date and nicely balanced 
with a variety of numbers that speaks for 
their proeresslveness. 

Joseph Jefferson and Co., In "Poor Old .Tim." 
me^hanlcallv kept the hall rolling, followed 
hv Claire Rochester, who found It somewhat 
difficult to hold them In next to closing spot. 
.Tames Dutton and Co. were programmed to 
close. Wynn. 



AMERICAN ROOF. 

The American Roof held one of the "softest" 
audiences Monday night present there in a 
year. Every act pleased them and withal 
there were out three real acts In the bill of 
nine turns. 

The Freeman Brothers (new acts) opened, 
followed by the Vernons wkh a time-worn 
ventrlloqulal offering that got laughs and 
went along nicely with the exception of the 
finish in "one\" The latter was not necessary 
and fell rather flat. 

Al Burton's Revue, In which Burton does 
all the work and the girl does the posing and 
a bk of dancing, got over big on the man's 
singing. He has an Idea worth while in the 
act. The Lauder imitation could be Improved. 
The finish, which almost amounted to the 
pulling of the American flag, got the usual 
kind applause from the audience, although the 
lyric used to the air of "Tipperary" does not 
fit the melody and Is a repeat from an earlier 
portion of the turn. 

Lon Smith and Constance Farmer got a 
lot of laughs with "gags" that are much 
forced. The singing of the girl, while hot 
musical, Is of .the blatant variety that pleased 
the Roof audience. 

Ergottl and his Lilliputians closed the first 
hslf and were the hit of that portion of the 
bill. The dlmlttultlve comedian got all the 
laughs possible and the feats of strength 
brought frequent applause. A Keystone filled 
In the Intermission to but few laughs. 

Opening the second part, Parlse (new acts), 
with his piano accordion, passed nicely. James 
Grady and Co., In "At the Toll Bridge." 
brought down the house in tbe fashion that Is 
usual for this act on the small time. Green, 
McHenry and Dean, the rathskeller trio, with 
one of the men suffering from hoarseness, 
scored with their finishing burlesque of "II 
Trovatore." 

Les Aristocrats (new acts) were the closers 
snd held the audience in for the picture, 
which finished the show. The latter was a 
two-reel episode. Fred. 

FIFTH AVENUE. 

The reappllcatlon of practical vaudeville 
methods at the Fifth Avenue has undoubtedly 
established that prehistoric palace of mirth 
once more as a staple amusement center, 
Judging by the continued capacity attendance 
there In the past several weeks. Consistency 
in booking with a moderate admission scale 
has attracted a regular semi-weekly follow- 
ing to the house and from present indica- 
tions the attending prosperity promises to con- 
tinue throughout the warm stretch. 

A novel addition was made to the regular 
bill this week In the Inauguration of a serial 
descriptive lecture by Walter Murray, the first 
section carrying the auditor down through 
Florida and through the Panama Canal. The 
pictures are supplied by the Paramount and 
will be continued until the entire history of 
South America is complete. Aside from tbe 
film proper, Murray's remarks were both In- 
teresting and well delivered and the feature 
should prove a decided success. Other pic- 
tures on the bill Included a Chaplin film la- 
belled "Caught in the Rain" that came re- 
markably close to the danger line, although 
It bore the endorsement of the National Cen- 
sor Board (which may or may not mean 
much) and an Edison that embodied an ani- 
mated series of cartoons into a comedy sub- 
ject. A poorly constructed Essanay was also 
shown. 

George East and Co. (New Acts) head the 
program and close the show. Incidentally this 
production carried off the honors of tbe bill. 
The opening spot fell to Valentine and Bell, 
a mixed team of cyclists who work "straight," 
carry an unsual amount of good clean comedy 
and display a routine of semi-sensational 
stunts that look as good as the best ever 
shown around here. A shoulder-mount from a 
springboard to sn upright wheel makes a 
splendid finale. They earned several legiti- 
mate bows. 

I^ane. Plant and Tlmmlns have a good 
rathskeller turn, but should eliminate a few 
of tbe exits. Their selections have been well 
chosen, the Billy Sunday number earning the 
most applause although the operatic parody 
makes a good standard bit. They, too, scored 
nicely. 

Toney and Norman reversed the impression 
made on their recent local appearance, taking 
one of the evening's hks with their comedy 
specialty. With an appreciative audience be- 
fore them this couple apparently can deliver 
In a satisfactory way. The woman might 
perfect her enunciation in the opening song 
to advantage. The man's eccentric dancing Is 
a feature. 

The Royal Moroccan Arabs have an attrac- 
tive line of group pyramids and solo tumbling 
In their specialty although the Arabs are not 
originators in any sense. The only spparent 
difference In this brand of amusement seems 
to lie In the title and billing. Their whirl- 
wind work at the close provoked sufficient 
returns to classify them as a success. 

Keno and Green's dancing alone held them 
up with the best present, particularly tbe 
cake-walk. Lorraine and Dudley also ap- 
peared, while a film of the Lusltania provided 
a grand opportunity for war discussions. 

Wynn. 

HARLEM OPERA HOUSE. 

The Installation of a weekly bier time fea- 
ture has been proving Its worth. Tt was 
demonstrated again Monday night. Not alone 
was tbe draw well advertised all over t*.o 
front of the house, but the opnoslMon wah 
lessened by the closing of the Alhambra but 
half a block away. 

Tbe rush heean coming fast around eight, 
nnd Manager Harry Swift himself Jumped 1n»o 
the box office and showed some old-time skill 
In handling change. The house held rannelty. 
the crowds standing In the aisles and fa.rrylqt; 



the chairs from the boxes, seating themselves 
in tbe best spots available. 

The show was late In get t lug under way, 
starting at 8.25, when Skinner and Wood (New 
Acts), followed a Universal and an old Key- 
stone that caused pain In one's eyes. The 
two boys in the opening spot scored tie big- 
gest hit of the show. Mlnola Hunt and 
Midget, "No. 2." kept things going with the 
little midget gaining most of tbe honors. Miss 
Hurst should take more car* with her 
enunciation, for not a word of her lyrics could 
be understood. The singing contest for a fin- 
ish between the midget and Miss Hurst will 
always be good for applause, with the little 
fellow winning. Mldgley and Elton seemed 
to be working at a disadvantage, for tbe act 
dragged throughout. The comedy, however, 
found favor. After an old Chaplin Keystone* 
Wilson and Dean (New Acts) kept the comedy 
up at a fast clip with their burlesque humor, 
which at times was "raw." Six Frollckers 
(New Acts) almost stopped proceedings but 
for a good dance at the end by the "souse," 
well rewarded. After an HI. song, accompanied 
by a small portion of tbe audience, Ratcllffe 
and Anthony (New Acts) scored the hit of the 
bill. Tbe Italian member worked fast and 
kept them in good humor throughout the turn. 
"Neptune's Garden" closed to a full house. 
The act was run through In short time and 
a dive by one of the members from the upper 
wings held a few breathless. Tbe audience 
started out when a weekly Was thrown on the 
screen showing the Lusltania before It sailed 
on Its fatal voyage. "The Black Box/' a 
serial film, closed to an empty house. 



ACADEMY OF MUSIC 

Variety Is the spice of life, according to 
an old axiom, but the regulars of the Academy 
Monday night cast a unanimous vote for the 
comedy end. showing little appreciation for 
the rest of the vaudeville. The show was not 
the beet at this bouse lately, but It proved 
good small time entertainment, despite that 
of the eight acts six were "doubles." 

The Les Elyeas (New Act) with posing took 
a alow start. Bernard and Flnnerty, two 
neat appearing chaps, tried herd In the "No. 
2" position, but did only fairly well. The 
boys have good voices and know how to sing. 
Cunningham and Bennett were next with their 
singing, but despite Miss Bennett's wardrobe 
and Mr. Cunningham's voice the couple fared 
no better than the acts previous. 

Schwartz and Woo ley followed and drew 
some laughter with old burlesque gags and 
songs. George and Lilly Garden were No. ft 
with a musical act. Tbe turn fell right, for 
the audience was beginning to tire of so much 
singing. Hyman AdTer and Co., next, did very 
well In their comedy sketch. "Solomon's Bar- 
gain," and the little skit was one of the hits 
of the show. Seymour, Dempsey and Seymour, 
next to closing, brought forth more mirth with 
their singing of a rag as thxee girls would 
sing It. The act has Improved somewhat since 
last seen here, while there Is a new member, 
the piano player. . , ^ 

Quran! and Newell (New Act) closed the 
vaudeville program and did even better than 
some of the acts near the beginning. 



JEFFERSON. 

The Jefferson Is welcoming sailors this 
week and the house is decorated from top to 
bottom with flags, also displaying large tlgtts 
with "Welcome Jackie Tars" written serosa 
them. With all this welcoming buslneaa the 
Moss houses did not seem to attract many of 
the sailor lads Tuesday night 

The attendance was decidedly off early this 
week and It could not all be blamed on the 
heat The house has seemed to fallen into a 
rut which Is bard for It to get out of. The 
special night Idea hss been used down here 
for some time now and It Is only "country 
store" that attracts the people. Tuesday W 
music publishers' night and six concerns sent 
representatives to booet their numbers. It 
pleased those present but amounted to little 
as a draw, It being one of the cheap added 
sttraction nights of the week for the house. 

The bill for the first half consisted of eight 
acts and the first episode of the new Vltagraph 
serial, "The Goddess," given a showing In the 
middle of the program, something rarely done 
for a picture at this house. 

Of the eight turns three appeared under 
fictitious names, they being Nichols Croix Sis- 
ters billed as the Ramsdell Trio, "Little Miss 
U. S. A." carded as "Merry Maids of Japan" 
and Tate and Tate known here as Loro and 
Otto. Why the first of these should take the 
name of a recognised act such as the Rams- 
dell Trio Is hard to see. 

Tbe show opened with the Seabert Sisters, 
who did some fancy riding that always proves 1 
Interesting at this house, where anything clr- 
cusy Is sure fire. Ben Edwards (New Acts) 
Jtylophoned In the No. 2 spot. The Nlcholls 
Croix Sisters' turn was next. It" proved a 
novelty for the house, although the pipe dresm 
thing has been worked out pretty well In every 
angle. McGregor and Jane (New Acts) foN 
lowed. 

Ono of the laughing hits of the bill was 
scored by William Lytell and Co. in their 
comedy sketch. Tbe Tuesday night assemblage 
laughed heartily at the pantomimic work of 
the men. The song plugging exhibition, fol- 
lowed by "The Goddess," came at this Junc- 
ture. 

The feature turn was "Little Miss U. S. A.." 
n well costumed miniature musical comedy, 
the chorus especially having speclnl pains 
taken as to selecting of oostumos. The piece 
lacks a comedian with any weight, the man 
at present employing some material old and 
useless. The song numbers are tuneful to a 
degree for a piece of this sort. Lew Brown 
(New Act?) next, with Tate and Tstc closing. 



VARIBTY 



IS 




CABARETS 




The "All-Night Club" that was ex- 
pected to fill up the cabarets, after the 
regular closing hour (2 a. m.) has kept 
the restaurants open but has not filled 
them. Business in the dancing places 
along Broadway is light of late, after 
one in the morning. The revues ap- 
pear to hurt late business. After the 
ball-room floor free show is over, most 
of the people leave. None of the res- 
taurants is wildly enthusiastic over the 
drawing powers of its revue. In sev- 
eral instances, the free show drove 
away many of the regular patrons, who 
seemed to prefer to dance instead of 
watching "girls and numbers." As the 
revues run along the same lines without 
any decided variation, the affairs be- 
come motonous, no matter in which 
restaurant they are seen. Worrying 
over revues by the legitimate and vau- 
deville managers appear to be a waste 
of nerve energy. The revue will pass 
out by itself, without hurting anything 
excepting the restaurants, although 
maybe possibly a couple of places will 
retain them. 



Another U. S. Court decision relative 
to the singing of published songs was 
handed down last week by Judge 
Learned Hand. It was in an action 
against Shanley's by a music publisher, 
asking that the singing of numbers 
from "Sweethearts" in the restaurant 
be stopped. The court decided that 
where a song is placed on sale, its pub- 
lic singing cannot be restricted, unless 
an attempt is made to reproduce the 
number, costumes, characters, etc., as 
might have been done in the original 
show. This is along the same lines as 
the recent decision on appeal in the 
matter of the Sousa march, Hotel Van- 
derbilt and a publisher. 

Once more the laurel wreath will 
have to be handed to Flo Ziegfeld. On 
this occasion the deed that warrants 
the honor is the "Follies" and "Frolic" 
Ball on the Amsterdam Roof Monday 
night. Although the admissions were 
to be limited to 500 persons at $5 per, 
the gate at the close of the doors 
showed that exactly 680 persons had 
paid admission to the aerial cabaret. 
This brought a total of $3,400. Later 
returns from the bar showed that the 
gallant 680 had consumed exactly $2,- 
600 worth of liquid refreshments from 
the time that the ball started until the 
late closing hour. 

The Constantinople, on 48th street, 
has been sold by M. G. Andrews to G. 
H. Topakyan, a brother of the Persian 
consul. It will be renamed The Kis- 
met and an American kitchen will be 
added. A cabaret performance and 
dancing will be utilized as attractions. 
Andrews will pay all attention here- 
after to his Constantinople Cafe on 
24th street, which will be decorated 
along the plans of the Garden Cafe. 
A dancing floor will also be added. 

Wallace McCutcheon has been re- 
ported in New York as injured on the 
firing line where he was a captain in 



the Ambulance Corps of the British 
forces. McCutcheon danced profession- 
ally over here in the early days of the 
craze, his partner at that time being 
Vera Maxwell. When the war broke 
out he enlisted as a driver of an auto 
ambulance, with a non-commissioned 
officer's rank. His promotion to a 
captaincy speaks for itself. 



The dancing privilege having been 
revoked at McAvoy's on 145th street 
and Lenox avenue, that particular sec- 
tion of upper Harlem that frequents 
the cabarets are now patronizing the 
Dolphin, just across the street, where 
a bill of professional entertainers hold 
forth. The cabarets on 125th street are 
getting a good play with the warm 
weather with the Alamo and College 
Inn holding up nicely. 

Dave Genaro and Thelma Carleton 
are doing a "Trilby" dance on the New 
York Roof. Genaro is made up as 
Svengali, and Miss Carleton is Trilby. 
She sings the "Ben Bolt" song, then 
does a soft-shoe dance down the floor 
to where Mr. Genaro is waiting. After 
that Svengali and Trilby do a double 
soft-shoe dance. But the audience 
likes it and they gather in quite some 
applause. 

The Strand Roof Garden simultane- 
ously changed its policy for the sum- 
mer and announced a reduction in 
prices, bringing the admission from 50 
cents to 25 cents. The afternoon 
dances will be discontinued, the fea- 
ture being a table d'hote dinner for 75 
cents, entitling the diner to free ad- 
mission for the evening, a return check 
for that privilege accompanies the meal 
check. 

William Morris has been elected in- 
ternational chairman of the theatrical 
division of the National Rotary Clubs. 
They will have a convention in San 
Francisco during July. A Rotary Club 
is located in almost every large city of 
the Union. They usually elect one 
member from each line of tricje, and 
meet for business talks. 



Aubrey Pringle has taken over the 
management of the Congress Cafe, 
Chicago, one of the most popular re- 
sorts in the "loop" district. Pringle 
recently gave up his own place on the 
West Side in order to assume manage- 
ment of the Congress, where he can 
commercialize his professional ac- 
quaintance and popularity. 



The Hotel Astor Roof is to have a 
revue this summer, it is ...id. S. Rom- 
berg, who staged Wallick's show, is 
to produce it, with many of the people 
from the current Wallick show. Dor- 
othy Jardon and Willie Solar are to be 
the leading principals of the aerial free 
show. Wallick's is to close its revue 
shortly. 

Flo Ziegfield is going to introduce a 
Charlie Chaplin number into the "Mid 
Night Frolic" next week and has en- 



gaged Harry Hines to impersonate the 
picture comedian. Allyn King has also 
been engaged for the "Frolic." She 
will make her debut on the New Am- 
sterdam Roof on the same evening. 

In rehearsal for the Fields revue is 
a dancing quintet which will be known 
as the Maurice Dancing Men who are 
being instructed in a specialty under 
Maurice's direction. Those in it are 
Barnes Gatling, T. Dwight Gilbert, 
Stewart H. Gilmore, Vincent Cassidy 
and T. Sigmund Draper. 

Downtown cabarets, especially those 
around 14th street, were much fre- 
quented by the sailors of the fleet this 
week. In some places the boys in blue 
made their own amusement, giving a 
complete show from the talent among 
their numbers. 

Within the past fortnight two of 
Brooklyn's foremost five-cents-a-dance 
places have closed. They were the Dance 
Inn and Danse La Follies. Both did 
good business during the winter. The 
first hot weather caused the hasty clos- 
ing. 

Rector's revue changed principals in 
the middle of last week. Ed Miller 
and Helen Vincent, and Eva Shirley 
were inserted into the show. They im- 
proved it somewhat. 

The concert hall in the New York 
theatre building will have a billiard 
tournament May 18-20. 

The Coney Island cabarets open this 
Saturday. 

TOMMY'S TATTLES. 

By Thomas J. Gray. 
Mary had a little act, 

A trick dog-clever mut, 
Every place that Mary worked, 

Her little act was "shut." 



What becomes of chorus* girls in the 
summer time? 

Did you ever notice how the smile 
leaves a Pullman porter's face when 
lie finds his car contains a theatrical 
iroupe? 

See where a baseball league out west 
has two players by the name of 
"Castle." When they get a base on 
balls we suppose the papers refer to 
the "Castle Walk." 

It is now time for the "You-can-havc- 
a-lot-of-fun-theres-bathing-and - every- 
thing" weeks to begin. They don't pay 
much money but you get a lot of sun 
burn. 



Theatrical managers in trying to stop 
restaurant revues claim it hurts their 
business. The restaurant owners 
might object to those shows that have 
been spoiling people's appetites. 



That loud long sigh you hear every 
once in a while comes from Bart Mc- 
Hugh's people in Ireland. They just 
heard that Bart plays golf. 



SPORTS. 

Variety will publish challenges 
or results of any sporting events 
in connection with theatrical 
people or clubs. 



The baseball game between the 
Variety- team and the nine represent- 
ing the Sheedy agency, was interrupted 
i \ the fifth inning with a downpour of 
rain that prevented further hostilities, 
the score 3-2 in favor of the VxRiBTr. 

The Sheedy aggregation was com- 
posed of several outsiders, which partly 
detracted from the professional interest. 

The Sheedy team will play the 
United Booking Office team this Satur- 
day for a $100 side bet. 



The Loew office does not expect to 
have a nine this summer. 



The U. B. O. regular nine may play 
the Palace theatre building boys. 

The music publishing field is organ- 
izing two ball teams, one of which is to 
be composed entirely of the publishers 
and the other of their professional man- 
agers. After three months of active 
training they will be in shape to play 
a full nine inning game. The line-up 
for the two teams will be as follows: 

Publishers — 
Fred Belcher, rf 
Leo Feist, p 
Harry Von Tilzer, lb 
Jules Von Tilzer 2b 
Will Von Tilzer, ss 
Jack Von Tilzer, 3b 
Henry Waterson, If 
Louis Bernstein, cf 
Chas. K. Harris, c, capt. 

Managers — 
Max Winslow, rf 
Max Silver, If 
Mose Gumble, 3b 
Phil Kornheiser, lb 
L. Wolf Gilbert, ss 
Lou Hirsch, c 
Mack Stark, cf 
Bob Russak, 2b 
Sammy Levy, p, capt. 

The publishers will have as their um- 
pire F. A. Mills, while the professional 
managers will have Al. Bryan to de- 
liver decisions in their behalf. 



MART MOORE'S DEBUT. 

London, May 12. 
Mary Moore presented a 30-minute 
version of "Mrs. Gorringes' Necklace" 
at the Coliseum May 10 for her debut 
in the halls, with the dramatic portion 
of the play told by slides, Miss Moore 
enacting the comedy scenes with a 
competent supporting cast. The piece 
was well liked. 



Wonder if the rumor is true that 
Eddie Foy is the author of "The Birth 
of a Nation?" 



"SUNDAYS" UNDER CONTROL. 

Rochester, N. Y., May 12. 

The proprietor of a sma'l picture 
house on Central avenue recently 
opened his house Sunday and was 
nrrcsted for a violation. The exhib- 
itors combined to assist in the defense, 
;md last week established a decision 
the Sunday law was a city ordinance 
and not a state measure. 

Consequently, last Sunday every pic- 
ture theatre in town was wide open and 
doing business*. 



16 



VARIETY 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (May 17) 

In Vaudoville Theatres, Playing Throo or Last Snows Daily 

(All houses open (or the week with Monday matinees, when not otherwise indicated.) 
Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheutn Circuit. Theatres with "Loew" following n^rae arc on the Loew Circuit. 

Agencies booking the houses are noted by single name or initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Circuit-"U. B. O.," United Booking Offices— r 'W. V. M. A.," Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation (Chicago)— "P." Pantagcs Circuit— "Inter," Interstate Circuit (booking through W. V. M. 
A.)— "M," James C. Matthews (Chicago). 



Mew York 

PALACE (orph) 
Eva Tanguay 
"Woman Proposes" 
Ben Welch 
Florence Tempest Co 
Collins ft Hart 
Joule Heather 
Canalnoa 
Robins 
Lillian Goldsmith Co 

PROCTOR'S 120TH 
Arthur Milton 
Gladstone a Talmage 
Jean a Jeana 
Johnnie Walker Co 
Vokea & Meehan 
Hardeen 

2d half 
Upton a lngraham 
Edith North 
Dunbar a Turner 
Hoyt'a Quartet 
Plaano a Bingham 
Hardeen 

PROCTOR'S 68TH 
Elsie May 3 
Howard a Chaae 
Hoyt'a Quartet 
Four Slicker* 
Daly a Kramer 
Cecil* Trio 

2d half 
Arthur Milton 
Gladstone a Talmage 
Camilla Peraoni Co 
Plerlot Feber Co 
Vokes a Meehan 
Johnnie Jonea 

PROCTOR'S 23RD 
Dick Delorla 
Wilaon ft Wilson 
"Vacation Days" 
Percy Waram Co 
Plaano ft Bingham 
Mile Elmina Co 
2d half 
Hanaen Trio 
Edna Luby 
Joe Burton Go 
The Co-eda 
Howard A Chaae 
C eel la Trio 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Rouble Sima 
Miles McCarthy Co 
Patrlcola ft Meyera 
Hippodrome 4 
Svengall 
White Sinters 
3 Donalda 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Cohan ft Young 
Golet Storta ft L 
Jaa McCurdy Co 
Mellor ft DePaula 
Svengall 

Col Jack George 
Gaah Slaters 
(Two to nil) 

GREELEY (loew) 
Parlse 

"Jack ft His Jills" 
Mellor ft DePaula 
Llplnskl's Dogs 
Dorothy Herman 
Aerial La Vail* 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Rouble Slma 
Evans ft Wilaon 
"Girl In Dark" 
Llplnskl'o Doga 
Tom Mahoney 
i Three to fill) 

NATIONAL (loew) 
Jewell Sisters 
tCrgotti's Lilliputians 
Harry Thomson 
Bernard A Harrington 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Patrlcola ft Meyera 
"Fired from Yale" 
Bell Boy Trio 
Olivers 
(Two to fill) 

DELANCEY (loew) 
Mattle ChoRte Co 
El Cleve 

On the Veranda" 
Nichols Sisters 
Landry Broa 
(Three to till) 
2d half 
Lucoty Bros 
Rucfeer ft Winifred 
Lucille ft Cockey 
Sampson ft Douglaa 
"Jack ft His JlTla" 
Bobbe ft Dale 
.'1 Donalds 
(One to fill) 

BOULEVARD (loew*) 
Les Aristocrats 
Force ft Williams 
Dixie Gerard 
"Girl in Dark" 
Cohan ft Young 
Wormwood'a Animals 

2d half 
Davis ft Matthew* 
Grace DeWintcra 
Bernard A Harrington 
Haydn Burton A H 
Cycling McNutts 

<One to fill) 



7TH AVE (loew) 
Purcella Uroa 
Jaa McCurdy Co 
Senator Murphy 
Barto A Clark 
Dcluiore ft Light 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Ergotti's Lilliputians 
Crawford A Broderick 
White Lie 
Lillian Watsou 
Lea Aristocrats 
(One to fill) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Golden a West 
Cloaks ft SulU 
Richmond ft Mann 
Boganny Troupe 
Valentine Vox 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Joe Kelcey 
Anderson ft Burt 
Dale ft Boyle 
Honeyboy Minstrels 
Evelyn Cunningham 
Landry Broa 
(One to fill) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Olivers 
Lillian Watson 
White Lie 
Haydn Burton ft H 
Juggling Nelson 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Nichols Sisters 
El Cleve 
J as Grady Co 
Delmore ft Light 
Alvln ft Kenny 
(One to fill) 
Coney Island, N. Y. 

BRIGHTON (ubo) 
(Opening season) 
Fklin ft Green 
Allan Dlnehart Co 
Clark ft Verdi 
Primrose 4 
Kirk ft Fogarty 
Arnaud Broa 
The Langdona 
"Act Beautiful" 
Balier Blatora. 
HENDERSON'S (ubo) 
(Opening aeaaon) 
Weaton ft Leon 
Meyakos Slaters 
Keno ft Green 
White Hussars 
Harry L Maaon 
Rajah 

Lydell Good ft L 
Sylvia Loyal 
(One to fill) 



BU8HWICK (ubo) 
Taylor Granville Co 
"Red Fox Trot" 
Ball A Weat 
Avon Comedy 4 
Du Callon 
I ft B Smith 
J ft E Dooley 
Crouch ft Welch 
The Gaudsmtdts 
McCloud A Carp 
Samayoa 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Flske O'Hara 
Cecil Cunningham 
Rooney A Bent 
Webb A Goodwin 
Bert Fitzgibbons 
Julie Ring Co 
Reynolds ft Donegan 
Schwarz Broa 
Lockett ft Waldron 
The Ollvlana 

PROSPECT (ubo) 
Bcasie Clayton Co 
Chick Sale 
Chas Abeam Co 
Mr ft Mrs Barry 
Marie Fcnton 
"Dixie Elopement" 
Ward ft Culleu 
Orvllle Stamm 
Kelt ft DeMont 

FULTON (loew) 
Smith A Farmer 
Lucille A Cockle 
Jaa Grady Co 
Bell Boy Trio 
Davis ft Matthews 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Dixie Gerard 
"On the Veranda- 
Mack AlbrlKht & M 
Wormwood'a Animals 
(Two to nil) 

WARWICK (loew) 
"Winning the Prize" 
Charlotte St Cloud 
Carmen'a Minstrels 
Jos K Watson 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Herbert A Dennis 
Harry Thomas 
Aerial LaVaili 
(Three to fill) 

SHUBERT I loew ) 
Francis A Rqsm 
Anderson ft Burt 
Crawford A Broderick 
Evelyn Cunningham 



Tom Muhoney 
Fogler ft Curmun 
(One to till) 

2d half 
Parlae 

Hippodrome 4 
Richmond a Mann 
Mattie Jhoate Co 
White Slaters 
Santey broa 
(One to '111) 

PALACE (loew) 
Juggling DeLlale 
Evans ft Wilaon 
"School Days" 
Viola Duval 
Ward Sistera 
(One to nil) 

2d naif 
Rucker ft WLni/ird 
beanie LeCouut ' 
Cloaks A SulU 
Senator Murphy 
Bell ft Caron 
(One to nil) 

BIJOU (loew) 
Lucoty Broa 
Cycling McNulta 
Sampson ft Douglaa 
Honeyboy Mlnatrels 
Beaale LeCount 
Banty Bros 
(One to ail) 

2d half 
Purcella Broa 
Myles McCarthy Co 
Smith ft Farmer 
Boganny Troupe 
Valentine Vox 
(Two to fill) 

Albany, Jf. Y. 

PROCTOR'S 
Charles Thompson 
Dorothy Meutner 
"Burred by Mistake" 
Mendelsohn 4 
Shrlner ft Richards 
Harvey De Vora 3 

2d half 
Whirling Axemala 
Helen Lease 
E ft E Adair 
Percy Waram Co 
Betts ft Chidlow 
Musical Gormans 

Ames, la. 

PRINCESS (wva) 
Kale ft Indetta 
2d half 
Mr A Mra McGreevey 

Atlanta. 

FORSYTHE (ubo) 
Hanlon ft Clifton 
Aubrey ft Rich 
"Broadway Love" 
3 Leightona 
Ishmed 
Ruth Roye 
"Guide of Monte C" 

Baltimore. 

MARYLAND (ubo) 
B A E Adams 
Fred A Albert 
Nonette 
Edith Carr Co 
Lorraine ft Dudley 
Bernard Granville 
"Fashion Show" 

BUllac*. Mont. 

BABCOCK (loew) 
1st half 
LaBelle Tltcomb 
Lew Wells 
(Three to fill) 

Blrsnlnsrnnsa, Ala. 

LYRIC (udo) 
Will Maddock 
Jaa Thompson Co 
Bill Prultt 
Sully Family 
Hoc hex Monkeys 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
Will Rogers 
HAS Puck 
Booth A Leander 
Farber Glrla 
Moran A Wiser 
Kajlyama 
Caroline White 
5 Statues 

ORPHEUM (Wfiw) 
Walton ft Boardman 
Stuart Black Co 
Bush ft Shapiro 
Ford's Revue 
Eddie Foyer 
(Three to fill) 
2d half 
Joyce A Weal 
Chas Fletcher 
Knowlea A White 
"Bryant 25*4" 
WllBon Bros 
Nip ft Tuck 
(Two to fill) 

ST JAMES (loew) 
Les Cassadoa 
Chas Fletcher 
Demarest ft Collette 
"Bryant 2564" 
Morris A Allen 
Joyce A West 
2d half 
Walton ft Boardman 
Phlllppl Quartet 
Eddie Foyer 



Moore ft Elliott 
Pealson A Goldle 
Polzln Broa 

GLOBE (loew) 
Sip A Tuck 
Knowlea ft White 
) K Emmett Co 
Pealson ft Goldle 
(Three to fill) 

2d half 
Lelghton ft Robinson 
lamea DeVltt Co 
Prank Stafford Co 
Morrla ft Allen 
Lea Cassadoa 
(Two to AH) 
Bridgeport, Conn. 
POLl'S (ubo) 
3 Brownies 
Bayle ft Patay 
Moore ft Young 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Queenle Dunedln 
Fairman ft Zipp 
American Comedy 4 
Savoy ft Brennen 
Royal Hawaiian 6 
(One to fill) 

PLAZA (ubo) 
Harrington ft Parry 
Archer ft Belford 
Mason ft Murray 
Adalaide Lowe Co 

2d half 
Maude De Lora 
Belmont ft Karl 
(Two to fill) 

Bntto. 

EMPRESS loew) 
Maeatro 

Ed ft Jack Smith 
"The Way Out" 
Jenkins A Covert 
"Dairy Maids" 

Chnsmnnlsrn, lit 

ORPHEUM (wvar 
Margot Francois Co 
Helen Gannon 
Kumbry Buah ft Rob 
DeLeon ft Davis 
Creole Band 

2d half 
Marcou 

Princess Kalama 
Crelghton Bros ft Bel 
(Two to fill) 

Charleston, S. C. 
VICTORIA (ubo) 
(Savannah apllt) 
lat half 
Great Carter 
Morrla ft Parks 
Genevie Warner Co 
Walter Wallen 
Great Carter 

Chicago 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
Fritz! Scheff 
Marx Broa Co 
Felix Adler 
Huaaey A Boyle 
Marie Lo Co 
Nevins A Erwood 
Helen Beholder 
Dancing Lavarra 

PALACE (orph) 
Hyama A Mclntyre 
Clara Morton 
Melville A Hlggins 
Milt Collins 
Morgan Dancers 
"Bonlta" 
Servo 
A A J Vanls 

WILSON (wva) 
Lohse A Sterling 
Kolb A Harland 
"After the Wedding" 
Dave Ferguson 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Bertie Ford 
Fields Wein A Green 
Hugo Koch Co 
Clifford A Mack 
Laughlln'a Dogs 

AVENUE (wva) 
"In Old Heidelberg" 

2d half 
"The Night Clerk" 
KEDZIE (wva) 
Bertie Ford 
Mr A Mrs Allen 
Lorenz A Swor 
Crelghton Broa A B 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Jack Kennedy Co 
Adas Troupe 
Kolb A Harland 
(Two to fill) 
McVICKERS (loe*) 
Hughes Musical 3 
Howard Sinters 
Roland Travera 
Stanley Burns ft F& 
"Luck of Totem" y 
Sueanne Lehmann ' 
"NlKht Hawks" 
Daisy Harcourt 
Tun Chin Troupe 
EMPRESS (loew) 

Halsted St 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Chas Ledegar 
Wurnelle 



Belle Oliver 
Kammerer A Howland 
"The Last Hope" 
Juggling Mowatts 

2d half 
Bob Wasamann 
Skipper, Kennedy ft R 
Belle Oliver 
Dumltreacu Troupe 
COLONIAL (loew) 
Reddlngton ft Grant 
Singers Midgets f 
Hyman Meyer 
Frank Buah 
Six Abdallaha 

2d half 
Alex Carangeots 
Argo 

Zella Call 
Frank Buah 
Singer's Midgets 
Adele Morrow 
Chaa Ledegar 



Harry Sterling 
Nlblo ft Spencer 
Ed Latell 
Tip Top Four 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
Dainty English 3 
Rae Elinors Ball 
Murphy ft Nichols 
James Cullen 
Howard ft McCane 
Long Tack Sam 
Lyons A Yosco 
Rose Vallerla 6 

ClorolaadU 

HIP (ubo) 
Sorettl A Antoinette 
Jean Challon 
McDevitt K A L 
Diamond A Grant 
Webb A Burna 
Nazimova Co 
Clark A Bergman 
Page Hack ft Mack 

Cloejact, Minn. 

DIAMOND (wva) 
Mac O'Nell 

2d half 
Jameson Sistera 

Colombia, Mo. 

STAR (wva) 
Three Guys 

2d hair 
Housh ft La Velle 



EMPRESS (loew) 
E Whiteside Picks 
Sen ft Hazel Mann 
Gypsey Countess 
Owen McGlveney 
Rockwell ft Wood 
Bob Top Co 



EMPRESS (wva) 
Johnson ft Crane 
Herschell Hendler 
Spencer ft Williams 
Hamba Japa 

2d half 
McLallen ft Carson Co 
BUI Foster 
Musical Ellisons 
Knight ft Moore 

Dotiolt 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Mallia Burt Co 
Ford ft Truly 
Harry Holman Co 
McKay A Ardlne 
Beatrice Herford 
Alexander Klda 
Rae Samuels 
Annapolis Boys 

Boat St. Lonls, 111. 

ERBER'S (wva) 
Williams A Segal 
Izetta 

Corelll A Gilette 
Orbassany'a Cockatoos 

2d half 
Two Specks 
Ray Monde 
Con ley A Webb 
Lohse A Sterling 

Fall Hirer, Mass. 

ACADEMY (loew) 
Niblo A Nugent 
Grace DeWlnters 
James DeVltt Co 
Wilaon Broa 
LaPolarlca 

2d half 
Bush ft Shapiro 
Stuart Black Co 
The Clevelanda 
Ford 'a Revue 
(One to nil) 

Ft. Dodge, la. 

PRINCESS (wva) 
F ft M Waddell 
Tanhouser Kid 
Ziska Co 
4 Valdares 

2d half 
Del Baity A Jap 
Couch ft Davenport 
Lewis A Norton 
Chlng Yuen Lee Tr 

Grand Rapids, Mich 

EMPRESS (ubo) 
Gardiner 3 
Ryan A Lee 
Geo Primrose Co 
(Two to fill) 
RAMONA PK (ubo) 
(Opening May 23) 
Courtney Sisters 
McConnell A Simpson 
Rlgoletto Bros 
Chung Hwa Four 
French A Els 
(One to fill) 

Haanfanl, Mo. 

PARK {wva) 
Fern A Zell 
The Kmsadera 
Judson Cole 
Lane Harper A L 
2d half 



PALACE (ubo) 
Pilot A Schofleld 
Slmpeon A Dean 
Archer A Belford 
3 Kellos 
Doc O'Nell 
Sorlety Glrla 

2d half 
Mualcal Chef 
The Pupperta 
Oskomon 
Ed Blondell Co 
The Volunteers 
Klnkald Kilties 

Hoaokon, N. J. 

LYRIC (loew) 
Busse's Dogs 
Homer Lind Co 
The Stantons 
Wolgaa ft Girlie 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Golden ft Weat 
Cameron Devltt Co 
Fred Hlldebrandt 
Ward Slaters 
(One to fill) 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
Arthur Bsrat Co 
Grssla Nardlnl 
H Shone Co 
Hlckey Bros 
Van ft Beaumonta 
Courtney 8istera 
Oxford Trio 

Jnekaoawlllo, Fla. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Cycling Brunettes 
3 Du For Boy* 
Dyer ft Fay Co 
Steffy Berko Co 
Robt De Mont 3 

Jefferson, Mo. 

GEM (wva) 
Housh ft La Velle 

2d half 
Threo Guya 

Jopltn, Mo. 

ELECTRIC (wva) 
Kelly ft Drake 
Tyron'a Doga 

2d half 
Gordon Boya 
Eastman ft Moore 



Kansas city. 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Ed Zoeller Trio 
Faye ft Mynn 
Caesar Rlvoll 
Chaa Deland Co 
Clarice Vance 
Bennett Sistera 

Kanana Cltj, Knn, 

ELECTRIC (wva) 
Hoyt'a Minstrels 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Ruth Roden 
3 Alvarattas 

Kansas City, Mo. 

GLOBE (wva) 
Gallon 

Three Lublns 
Ellsworth ft Linden 
Sullivan ft Mason 
3 Alvarattas 

2d half 
3 American Girls 
Hovt'a Minstrels 
Judson Cole 
Campbell ft Brady 

Kenosha, Wis. 

VIRGINIAN (wva) 
2d half 
Blcknell 
Capitol City 8 
Paul Klelst Co 

Lincoln, Neb* 

LYRIC (wva) 
Three Ellisons 
Wm De Hollls Co 

2d half 
Welsh M ft Rozella 
(One to fill) 

Loo Aasrelea 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Clarence Wilbur 
Klaas A Bernle 
Macart A Bradford 
Beth Challls 
Damann Troupe 

LootajTillo. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Ferry 

Chaa F Semon 
Rlggs A Wltchle 
Moore Gard A Rose 
"War Brides" No 2 
Al Herman 
Dainty Marie 
FONTAINE FR PK 
(orph) 
Scanlon A Press 
Rlvea A Harrison 
Geo Schllndler 
Albert A Irving 
Joe Cook 

Madison, Wis. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Willie Hale A Bro 
Alexander McFadden 
Song ft Dance Revue 
"The Wall Between" 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Jarvls A Harrison 
Williams A Rankin 
Edw Farrell Co 
The Sharrocks 
Rarnold'a Dogs 



ORPHEUM (wva) 
Oakes ft De Lour 
Del Baity 4 Jap 
4 Juvenllle Klnga 

2d half 
Haggerty ft Le Clair 
Fitch ft Cooper 
(One to fill) 

Mason City, In. 

REGENT (wva) 
McLallen Carson Co 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Zlaka Co 
Pierce ft Roalyn 

MUca City, Mont. 

OPERA HOUSE (loew) 

2d half 
(Same bill as at Bil- 
lings this issue) 



MAJESTIC (orph) 
Conroy ft Lemaire 
Whiting ft Burt 
Mary Shaw Co 
Marie Nordatrom 
J C Nugent Co 
Bradley ft Norrie 
Brown Fletcher 3 
Bedella Patterson 

Minneapolis 

ORPHEUM 
The Cromwells 
Blanche Ring Co 
Baraban ft Grohs 
Tends Bros 
Grant ft Greenwood 
(Others to fill) 

UNIQUE (loew) 
"Just Half Way" 
Tabor ft Green 
Maxlmllllan 
(Two to fill) 

alt. Vernon, N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S 
Brown ft McCormack 
4 Melodious Chaps 
Elsie White 
Dunbar ft Turner 
Seven Mlnatrels 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Van Broa 

"Starred by Mlatake" 
Charles Thompson 
Helen Dixon 
Rambler Girls 
Al Lewis Co 

Newark, if. j. 
MAJESTIC (loew) 
Schrodes ft Chappelle 
Klralake's Plga 
Dale ft Boyle 
Ryan Richfield Co 
Col Jack George 
Gash Sistera 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Francla ft Ross 
Force ft Williams 
Viola Duval 
Ryan Richfield Co 
The Stantons 
Juggling DeLisle 
(One to nil) 

Now Hnven, Conn. 

POLl'S (ubo) 
Queenle Dunedln 
T ft E Almond 
American Comedy 4 
Ed Blondell Co 
Savoy ft Brennen 
Royal Hawaiian 6 

2d half 
Harrington ft Parry 
Bayle ft Patsy 
Mercedes Bock Co 
3 Kellos 
Walter Brower 
Diving Nymphs 



Row MasBisjIaa, li. T. 

LOEW 
Ray Parker 
Bobbe ft Dale 
Polzln Broa 

2d half 
Juggling Nelson 
Holmes ft Riley 
"School Days" 

Norfolk, Va. 

ACADEMY (ubo) 

(Richmond split) 

lat half 

Bounding Pattersons 

Frank Manley 

3 Ednards 
Monarch Comedy 4 
Beaux ft Belles 

Oakland 

ORPHEUM 
Orr A DeCosta 
Harry Cooper 

4 Amaranths 
Shannon A Annls 
Mr A Mrs G Wilde 
Mason Keeler Co 
(Two to nil) 

Osjdea. Utah 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
A mo A Stickney 
Ray Snow 
Warren A Francis 
"Honey Girls" 
Marie Russell 
Frey Twins 

Oklahoma City, Ok. 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Hussar Girls 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Ellsworth A Linden 
Three Lublna 
Omaha. 
EMPRESS (wva) 
Campbell ft Brady 
Lewis ft Norton 



Pierce ft Roslyn 
Welch Mealy ft M 

2d half 
F ft M Waddell 
Hazel Morrla 
Capt Geo Auger Co 
Herschell Hendler 

Parry, la. 

OPERA HOUSE (wva) 
Mr ft Mra McGreevey 

2d half 
Kale ft Indetta 

Pailndelphin 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Kerr ft Weaton 
Lai Mon Kim 
Norton ft Nicholson 
Howard's Ponies 
Edith Taliaferro Co 
Hans Kronold 
Billy B Van Co 
Claire Rochester 
Fridkowaky Troupe 
GRAND (ubo) 
Electrical Venue 
Golden ft Keating 
BenJ Klevan 
"0 Peaches A Pair" 
Jarrow 

Flanagan A Edwarda 
3 Janettea 

VICTORIA (loew) 
McKenna Bros 
Nettle Wilson 
(Three to nil) 

PALACE (loew) 
May Dale 
Davia ft Walker 
3 Diving Graces 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Lucky ft Yoet 
Ben Smith 
Pattee's Girls 
(One to fill) 

Plalnaele, H. J. 

PROCTOR'S 
Three Lorettas 
Ethel Hume Co 
Pauline Saxon 
The Co-eds 
Johnnie Jones 

2d half 
Gallagher ft Martin 
Swain Oatman 8 
Elsie May 3 
Monkey Cabaret 
Four Slickers 

Portland, Oro. 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Geo DeAlma 
Moss ft Frey 
Franklyn Ardell Co 
Maude Tiffany 
Kanazawa Trio 

ProTldoneo, B. l. 

EMERY (loew) 
Lelghton ft Robinson 
Frank Stafford Co 
Moore ft Elliott 
The Clevelanda 
Phlllipl Quartet 
2d half 
Demarest ft Collette 
J K Emmett Co 
La Polarloa 
(Two to fill) 

Richmond, Va. 

BIJOU (ubo) 

(Norfolk split) 

1st half 

Heras ft Preston 

Olive Vail 

Norman Hackett Co 

Van ft Schenck 

B Wheeler Co 

Rochester, N. T. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Billy Bouncer 
3 Vagranta 
F A A Astalres 
Whitfield ft Ireland 
Carl Rosner Co 
Whipple Huston Co 
Alice Lloyd 
3 Gladiators 

Roekferd, IU. 

PALACE (wva) 
"Night Clerk" 
2d half 
Margot Francois Co 
Spencer ft Williams 
Song ft Dance Revue 
Zeno ft Mandel 
Redford ft Winchester 



Sacramento. 

EMPRESS (loew) 
(Open 8un Mat) 
Von Cello 
Sadie Sherman 
Bryan Sumner Co 
Johnson ft Deen 
Joe Welch 
Cook ft Rothert 

St. Loals. 

FOREST PARK 
HIGHLANDS (orph) 
Freeman ft Dunham 
Harry Breen 
Wallensteln ft Freeby 
Miller ft Mack 
Ena Claron 

8KYDOME (wva) 
Princess Kalama Duo 
Ray Monde 
Cole Russell ft D 
Nlblo'a Birds 

2d half 
Beth Lydy 
Boudinl Bros 
Prelle's Circus 
(One to fill) 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Steiner Trio 
Beth Lydy 
Con ley ft Webb 
Boudinl Bros 
Prelle's Circus 



(Continued on page 21.) 



MOVING 



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17 



SEVERAL BIG FILM CONCERNS 
REPORTED ON VER GE OF CRASH 

One Company Ready for Blow-Up, Another Tied Up Because 
of Star's Legal Tangle. Kriterion's Affairs in Mud- 
dled State. Planning to Weather Storm. 



Film bombs were sizzling and sput- 
tering this week with every indication 
of some big doings bursting forth with 
a crash within the very near future. 

The activities in several quarters were 
so volcanic that an eruption of some 
sort may occur hourly. 

In one section a big him corpora- 
tion is said to be getting ready for 
the blow-up and indications point to 
a complete cessation of business until 
its future becomes more assured. 

In another quarter litigation tied up 
the services of a big legitimate star un- 
der 14 weeks' contract, one picture 
having been made, but the second de- 
layed through the inability of the con- 
cern to make a big payment on the 
services of the star for a continued 
period. This company wished to get 
two features done by the actor before 
his contract expired. 

The Kriterion is not going to make 
any connections with the United Film 
Service, an amalgamation of the two 
corporations having been under way, 
but since called off. There has been 
immediate talk of the Kriterion going 
into bankruptcy and a receivership had 
been asked, but 'the kriterion had sev- 
eral new "shoulder-to-the-wheel" prop- 
ositions hanging fire and expected to 
get a fresh lease of life. 

A deputy sheriff called at the Mecca 
Building last Saturday to take pos- 
session of the Kriterion's office furni- 
ture, under a judgment, but the of- 
ficial was persuaded the Kriterion did 
not own it 

The Kriterion creditors upon hear- 
ing the concern had disposed of its 
film to the United, investigated, learn- 
ing that the Kriterion asserted it 
owned no film, that on hand belonging 
to the companies making it. 



STANDEE CASE TEST. 

The decision of Magistrate Walsh 
in the case of William Brandt, pro- 
prietor of the New Albany theater, 
Brooklyn, summonsed last week for a 
violation of the standee law, is anxi- 
ously awaited by picture exhibitors in 
New York, since it will establish a 
precedent in such cases and act as a 
thorough test of the validity of the 
measure as applicable to picture 
houses. 

Brandt was charged by the officer 
on post with permitting 35 people to 
stand in the auditorium. The case came 
before Magistrate Walsh of the Flat- 
bush court. Realizing the importance 
of a decision in this matter, the Mag- 
istrate deferred action, advising the 
principals he would confer with Fire 
Commissioner Adamson and License 
Commissioner Bell, handing down his 
decision May 17. 

The license for theatres playing pic- 



tures exclusively is $100 annually, and 
a violation of the standee law is a 
misdemeanor and punishable with a 
fine of $100, 30 days' imprisonment, or 
both. Prior to the passage of the 
Folk's ordinance exhibitors were per- 
mitted to carry three rows of standees, 
provided the aisles were properly roped 
off. The Folk's ordinance abolished 
this arid made a violation punishable 
with a $10 fine. This measure was 
amended last month and the fine in- 
creased to $100. First-class theatres 
pay $500, and are allowed to sell stand- 
ing room, although a theatre may ope- 
rate under a first-class license and ex- 
hibit pictures exclusively. 

The unfairness of the law apparently 
appealed to the Magistrate when 
Brandt explained that while the 35 
standees comprised an actual violation, 
there were six empty rows in the front 
of the house at the time, and the 
standees were waiting for desirable 
seats, standing only until the reel being 
projected was completed when a num- 
ber of seated patrons would leave. The 
Magistrate in his ruling will define the 
status of a standee and determine if 
patrons are unconsciously assisting in 
violating a city ordinance in such in- 
stances. 

Another angle of the case is offered 
in the possibility of exhibitors who 
own houses with a large capacity ope- 
rating under a first-class show license, 
paying $500 and taking advantage of 
the standee law, although playing pic- 
tures exclusively. 



GARR1CK SOLD. 

The Brehman Realty Co. has bought 
the Garrick theatre property on 35th 
street from Mrs. Edward Harrigan, the 
consideration being something like 
$300,000. There's a mortgage of $180,- 
000 on the site. 

The sale will not make any f change 
in Walter Rosenberg's picture policy 
at the Garrick, although it's reported 
the house is to be torn down next year 
to make way for a new loft building or 
apartment house. 

The Rosenberg tenancy of the Gar- 
rick is said to be on a sharing arrange- 
ment with Mrs. Harrigan. Walter 
Rosenberg and his brother, Jerome, 
are expending some money in fixing 
up the house. A $2,200 electric sign 
decorates the outside. 

Rosenberg also operates the Savoy 
on 34th street as a picture house. It 
is a couple of blocks away, the Gar- 
rick's only opposition in the neighbor- 
hood since the Herald Square closed. 
Both the Rosenberg houses charge a 
top admission of 15 cents. Each has 
a first-run mixed daily service, playing 
distinct programs. 

The all-night picture plan for the 
Garrick has been abandoned. 



PARAMOUNT^ LINE-UP. 

The Paramount program for the sec- 
ond half of the year has been arranged. 
All pictures to be released through its 
channels, to Aug. 26, have had a date 
set. Until Aug. 26 there will be 33 
Paramount releases, all made by the 
companies regularly releasing through 
it. Of this number Famous Players 
will have 13 (releasing three in a row 
between May 31 and June 7); Lasky, 
eight; Bosworth, four; Fiction Pictures, 
three, and one Paramount production. 

Among the stars making their screen 
debuts in these productions are Edgar 
Selwyn, Violet Heming, George W. 
Fawcett, Leonore Ulrich, Charlotte 
Walker and Myrtle Stedman. Bos- 
worth will release its second picture 
starring Elsie Janis Aug. 19. It is 
"Nearly a Lady." Hazel Dawn will be 
seen in two features within this period, 
"Clarissa" and "Gay Lord Quex," both 
Famous Players. Pauline Frederick 
will be in "Sold," another F. P. produc- 
tion, and the John Mason feature "Jim 
the Penman," of the same company, 
will be released June 3. 



G. F. SOLICITING. 

The rental price for the new Vita- 
graph serial film, "The Goddess," ex- 
perienced another change this week 
when the daily fee was lowered from 
$30 to $25. The film was first offered 
to the market daily at $20. Following 
the initial announcement the General 
Film Co. received an unusually large 
number of applications which suggest- 
ed immediate popularity for the Vita's 
new idea. 

This was supplemented with a private 
showing of the reel at the Vitagraph 
theatre, which called out the largest 
gathering of bona-fide exhibitors on 
record. The date scheduled for the 
initial release was May 1, but the pri- 
vate showing prompted the Vita peo- 
ple to postpone it to May 10, and in 
order to make things more interesting 
boosted the daily price to $30. 

The exhibitors were not favorably 
impressed with the film, it seems, and 
the booking results were hardly up to 
expectations, which is probably the 
cause of the latest figure announced. 

In addition, the General. Film is 
sending out solicitors to encourage 
booking, something unusual since the 
exhibitors were never solicited on such 
a proposition heretofore. 



REGULATING OPEN AIR THEATRES. 

Exhibitors applying for new licenses 
for open-air picture theatres were con- 
fronted with several new provisions in 
the law over that of last season, the 
most important being relative to the 
construction of the auditorium. 

The license fee for airdomes is placed 
at $50, and none will be issued after 
June 30 in which the floor is not con- 
structed of wood on "sleepers" or con- 
crete or in which seats are not so ar- 
ranged that the space occupied by each 
person is separated from the adjoining 
space by means of an arm or other suit- 
able device. For operating an open-air 
picture without a license and without 
having passed the necessary inspection 
of the various city departments, an ex- 
hibitor is liable to a $100 fine, 30 days' 
imprisonment, or both. 



BUYS SHUBERT FILM CO. 

The World Film Corporation Tues- 
day of this week through its vice presi- 
dent and general manager, Lewis J. 

Selznick, secured the complete control 
ct the Shubert Film Co., which owned 
and operated the Peerless studio in 
Fort Lee. 

The Shubert Co. had a capitalization 
of $1,000,000. $500,000 worth of this 
stock was originally owned by the 
World Film and the remaining half by 
various individuals. At different times 
difficulties arose as to policy with the 
pioductions made at the Peerless studio 
and a number of the stockholders had 
to be interviewed before anything 
could be done. 

Mr. Selznick said Wednesday he had 
had the idea of purchasing the Shubert 
stock for six months but events hap- 
pened so rapidly he had not had a 
chance to bring the matter to a close 
before. 

With the securing of the Peerless* 
studio the World Film will manufac- 
ture its own pictures and eliminate the 
middle profit. This follows out the 
idea of Mr. Selznick to lower the price 
of features and give the pictures to 
exhibitors at a price that they can bear 
up under. 

With the taking over of the Peerless 
plant the World Film will not limit its 
program to productions made there, but 
will continue to release through its 
offices* pictures from outside manu- 
facturers which come up to a standard 
set by the World. 



BARRING CHAPLIN FILM. .- 

The Department of Licenses of New 
York City addressed a circular letter 
of instructions and warning to local ex- 
hibitors this week cautioning them to 
exercise extraordinary care in seeing 
that "A Night Out" was not exhibited 
in their theatres. This film was con- 
demned by the license department upon 
its initial release. It is one of the first 
pictures in which Chaplin is featured by 
the Essanay firm. 

The commissioner apparently heard 
someone was trying to slip the reel 
through under another title and issued 
the circular warning to notify exhibit- 
ors that regardless of title, they would 
be held personally responsible by the 
administration if the picture was exhib- 
ited. 

It is understood the local license bu- 
reau is scanning the Chaplin films 
closely for evidence of any offensive 
slap-stick comedy, proposing to pro- 
hibit their exhibition if not fully up to 
the moral standard. 



"WORKING" NEIGHBORHOODS. 

San Francisco, May 12. 
An enterprising camera man is work- 
ing a new scheme in the outskirts of 
'Frisco. He picks out a locality and 
photographs the residents as they go 
and come on the street, then distributes 
cards which reads: "The camera man 
has just taken 'your picture/ See your- 
selves as others see you on the picture 
screen at (here the name of the theatre 
is given). Next he books the film at 
the nearest picture house on a per- 
centage. According to what he says 
there's money in it. 



18 



MOVING PICTURES 



FILM FLASHES 



L«uuwurui u«« joined Lubln. 



George B. Stoddard Is writing scenarios for 
the Cort Comedy Film Co. 



Sellg, with Colin Campbell, directing, will 
very likely next make a feature out of the 
Winston Churchill novel, "The Crisis." 

Sam Abrams Is now on the road for the Se- 
lect Booking Co., doing special publicity for 
"The Eternal City." 



Haiel Dawn Is In a Famous Players' fea- 
ture, The Qay Lord Quex," to be released 
June 23. 



The George W. Fawcett feature, "Majesty of 
the Law" (Morocco- Boh worth) will be released 
the laat week In June. 



King Uaggot, who has grown considerably 
stout of late, according to report, has turned 
his attention mostly to character photoplaylng. 

A feature of "A Texas Steer," adapted from 
Charles Hoyt's play. Is marked for release 
July 20. 

Joseph Gollomb Is now connected with the 
scenario department of the Vltagraph. 

To give the new Edison three-reelers a bet- 
ter cnance Edison has dropped Its former 
Monday single-reeled reU 



P. A. Powers has returned to New York. 



The Ivan Film Co. Is out with a release of a 
five-part picture, "The Unwelcome Wife," fea- 
turing Mme. Malvlne Lobel. 

An Eighth avenue movie has a Lilliputian 
working In front all the time, made up as 
Charles Chaplin. He dresses differently each 
time a two-part Chaplin is shown. 

Nick Cogley. director, late of Keystone, Is 
with the Mutual 



Fox Is making a multiple-reeled feature oat 
of "The Gunners Mate," by William J. Mc- 
Kiernan. 



Wallace MacDonald has slgneu with the 
American. 



norenoe Reed has been assigned the lead 
In the Popular Plays forthcoming feature of 
"Her Own Way." 



Emmett Corrlgan has been engaged for 
Metro features. 



'The Olrl from His Town," Marie Van 
Horst's novel, is to be featurlsed by the Ameri- 
can, with Margarita Fisher as the principal 
woman. 



"A Rose Among the Briars" Is the latest 
Balboa feature, with Jackie Saunders as the 
star photoplayer. 

The Cort used* 600 supers in the Kishlnef 
scenes for their production "The Melting Pot" 
which is being made at the Centaur studio. 

Arthur V. Johnson (Lubln) is not aa serl- 
uosly 111 as reported, according to Lubln's 
press department Us will leave shortly for a 
vacation. 



The Imp (Universal) Is releasing a four- 
reeler, "Court Martlaled," May 21 on the 
dally release program. 

The Popular Plays and Players has secured 
the photoplay rights to "Barbara Frltchle." 



Alma Martin, from the legitimate, is with 
Paths. 



There are three empty feature houses on 
Eighth avenue, New York. 

Dora Rodgera, with Keystone, Is to be fea- 
tured In dance films. 



Henry Walthall, having finished his work In 
Ibsen's "Ghosts," has been assigned to a lead 
In the four-part feature, "The Failure." 

Dorothy Glsh Is playing the lead in a new 
two-reeler, "Out of Bondage." which the R-M 
accepted from Chester B. Clapp's pen. 

B. P. Elliott has been made manager of 
the World Film Boston office. He Is from the 
New York Office. 

The World Film Co. turned loose Its Paula 
Edwards picture, "Something Just as Good," 
this week. 



The western novels of William McLeod 
Ralne which are being serialized In the pub- 
lications of the McClure Syndicate will be 
put In the film form by Ideal. 



William J. Bauman and Lawrence B. Mc- 
Oill have been added to the directing staff of 
the Metro. 



Oscar Eagle has Joined the directing force 
of the Famous Players. He will take the 
scenes for "The Dictator" with John Barry- 
more In Cuba shortly. 



The "Kentucky Derby," which took place 
In Louisville Saturday, was filmed by the 
World Film forces, who secured the exclusive 
rights. 



One of the busiest little conferring con- 
cerns extant Is the Alliance Corporation, the 
third gabfest In an exceptionally short period 
being staged in New York this wsek attended 
by the exchange men. The star speaker was 
Felix Feist of Chicago, who registered his 
impressions of conditions in the middle west. 
Herman Rlfkln of Boston also attended and 
naturally expressed his views. An equally im- 
portant "conference" was held between Alli- 
ance President Cobe and H. M. Horkhelmer 
of the Balboa /Co., to determine the subjects 
to be added to the Alliance program by the 
Balboa Co. 



"The Eternal City" opened at the Grand 
opera house, Brooklyn, Monday. The Grand 
ended Its stock season last Saturday. 



The Strand, New York, Is no longer show- 
ing war pictures In connection with the 
weekly pictorials. 

"The Girl From Alaska," In five parts, will 
be the first feature to be made by the Lincoln 
Players, working temporarily in the Pilot 
studios, Yonkers. 



"The Slim Princess," adapted from George 
Ade's piece of that title, will be released by 
Essanay May 24. It's a fire- reeler with Ruth 
Stonehouse In the Elsie J an is stage role. 

Howard Estabrook, enacting the star photo- 
play role In the five-part feature, "Four 
Feathers," plans a two weeks' vaudeville en- 
gagement. 

"Stepping Westward." by Rev. Clarence J. 
Harris, is to be released June 7. 



Garry McGarry, of the Vita's staff, was In- 
jured In a fall from a horse while working 
In the "Heart's Ablaze" product this week. 
McGarry was galloping on the Brokaw estate 
at Great Neck. L I., and was supposed to be 
shot while escaping at full speed. The shot 
was fired, McGarry fell and his hip Jumped a 
socket. Nothing serious. 

Ed Sedgwick, formerly one of the Lubln 
Btaff. has Joined the Excel Fotoplay Co., at 
San Antonio, Tex. Sedgwick will write, di- 
rect and play comedy leads In one and two- 
reel comedies now being prepared for the 
screen. 



Among the Lusltanla survivors Is listed 
Edgar Hounsell, of the Anglo-American Film 
Co., and Edward Barrio, sales manager of the 
same concern. A number of films were lost 
in the wreck. 



Marie Dressier, who has resigned for pic- 
ture work, this time with Lubln, Is expected 
to start work at the Philadelphia plant 
around June 1. 



The western stories of William MacLeod 
Ralne are to be produced In picture form 
by the Ideal Co., headed by Robert Myles and 
Edna Payne. The scenario work is being 
done by Mary Murrlllo. 

An early release of the Famous Players 
will be "A Girl of Yesterday," with Mary Pick- 
ford. It is a comedy-drama written by Miss 
Plckford herself. 



William Faversham Is not going west to 
photoplay 'The Right of Way," aa originally 
planned by Rolfe. Instead the picture will 
be done In New York and vicinity, Rolfe bring- 
ing a company of people from the west here 
for the work. 



Frank Relcher has been signed as a director 
by the Lasky company. He will make his 
headquarters at the Hollywood plant of the 
company. 



The Strand, New York, will comence a 
series of special Saturday morning perform- 
ances for children beginning June 5. 

William Desmond will appear opposite Le- 
nora Ulrlch in the Morosco- Bos worth produc- 
tion "8oclety Pilot." 



Wally Van, of the Vltagraph, is to do a 
series entitled "Around the World With Cutey." 
The scenarios have been completed by Fred- 
erick Chapln, who wrote "C. O. D." The 
funny part of the world's trip Is that Van will 
not take the trip In reality, yet the camera 
will take some scenes that have not yet been 
shown by the m. p. lens. 

Daredevil Harry Schenck has gone to Holly- 
wood, Cal., to appear in Ideal productions of 
the United. He formerly was with the Star- 
light company. 

Ruth Blair, appearing with Edwin August 
In United program productions has been 
termed the Mrs. Castle of the screen. 



RELEASED NEXT WEEK (Nay 17 It lay 22, itc) 



MANUFACTURERS INDICATED BY ABBREVIATIONS, VIZ.: 



GENERAL 



Vitagraph V 

Biograph B 

Kalem K 

Lubin L 

Pathe Pthe 

Selig S 

Edison E 

Essanay S-A 

Rleine Kl 

Melics Mel 

Ambrosio Amb 

Columbus Col 

Mina Mi 

Knickerbocker Kkbr 



UNIVERSAL 

Imp I 

Bison B101 

Nestor N 

Powers P 

Eclair Eclr 

Rex Rx 

Frontier Frnt 

Victor Vic 

Gold Seal G S 

Joker J 

Universal Ike....U I 

Sterling Ster 

Big U B U 

L-K. O L K O 

Lacmmlc Lie 



MUTUAL 

American A 

Keystone Key 

Reliance Rel 

Majestic Mai 

Thanhouser T 

Kay-Bee K B 

Domino Dom 

Mutual M 

Princess <. Pr 

Komic Ko 

Beauty Be 

Apollo Apo 

Royal R 

Lion Ln 

Hepworth H 

Fal staff F 



UNITED 

Gaumont Gau 

Superba Sup 

Empress Emp 

St. Louis St L 

Lariat Lar 

Humanology H 

Luna Luna 

Grandin Grand 

Ramo Rarao 

Ideal Ideal 

Starlight Star 

Regent Reg 

Miller Bros 101.. M B 

Premier Prem 

Cameo Cam 

United Utd 



The subject is in one reel of about 1,000 feet unless otherwise noted 



MAT 17— MONDAY. 

MUTUAL— Ths Greatest Strength, 2- reel dr. 
A ; Keystone title not announced ; When 
Cameron Passed By, dr. Rel. 

GENERAL— The Canceled Mortgage, dr, B; 
The Lure of Mammon, S-reel dr. K ; Into the 
Night, dr (7th of the Road o' Strife series). 
L ; The Jest of Jealousy, 2- reel dr, and 
Hearst- Selig News Pictorial, No. 39, S ; Mr. 
Jarr and the Dachshund, com, V ; Manners 
and the man, dr, 8-A. 

UNIVERSAL— Baby. 2-reel com-dr, Vic; 
Destiny's Trump Card, dr, I ; A Day at San 
Diego Pair, com, J. 

UNITED— The Little Band of Gold, 2-reel 
dr, Ideal. 

MAY l&^TUESDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Heart of the Princess Mar- 
sarl, 2-reel dr, T ; The Electric Alarm, dr, 
MaJ ; Naughty Henrietta, com-dr, Be. 

GENERAL— Felix Holt, 2-reel dr, B; The 
Liberty Party, com, K ; A Lucky Strike, com, 
L ; Across the Desert, dr, S ; The Awakening, 
2-reel dr, V ; A Lesson ln Romance, 3- reel dr, 
S-A ; Their Own Ways, dr, E. 

UNIVERSAL— The Dancer, 3-reel dr. O 8; 
When Cupid Crossed the Bay, com, and Blllle 
Rhodes and Homer Croy Along the Nile, educ, 
split reel N. 

UNITED— Davy Crockett, com, Sup. 

MAY 19— WEDNESDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Operator at Big Sandy, 2- 
reel dr, Br ; At the Edge of Things, dr, A ; 
Orldgley's Wife, dr, Rel. 

GENERAL— The Closed Door, 2-reel dr (An 
Episode of the "Girl Detective" series), K; 
Tn the Dark, 3-reel dr, L; Love Finds the 
Way, dr, S ; Almost a Hero, com, V ; The 
Fable of "The Two Sensational Failures," 
com, S-A : Chinks and Chickens, com, E. 

UNIVERSAL— From Italy's Shores. 2-reel 
dr, Lie ; Love and Sour Notes, com, LK-0 ; 
Universal Animated Weekly, No. 167, U. 



UNITED — The Spender, 2-reel dr, Emp. 



MAY 20— THURSDAY. 

MUTUAL— Her Alibi, 2-reel dr. Dom; Key- 
stone title not announced, Mutual Weekly, No. 
211, M. 

GENERAL — For Her Happiness, dr, B ; A 
Decision of the Court, 2-reel dr, L; Hearst- 
Sellg News Pictorial No. 40, and The Two 
Natures Within Him, 3-reel dr, 8: Dimples, 
the Auto Salesman, com, V ; Sweedle's Hero, 
com, S-A ; Where's Oliver, com, Ml. 

UNIVERSAL— A Fireside Realization, dr. 
Rx ; Celeste, dr, B U ; The Battle of Running 
Bull. 2-reel com, Ster. 

UNITED — The Poor Fixer, com-dr, Luna ; 
The Ghost Fakirs, com, Star. 

MAY 21^FR1DAY. 

MUTUAL— Bad Buok of Santa Ynes, 2-reel 
dr, K B ; The House that Jack Moved, com, F. 

GENERAL— Bobby's Bargain, com-dr, B ; 
Jean of the Jail, dr, K ; Just Retribution, dr, 
L ; Cupid Puts One Over on the Shatchen, 
com, V ; the Revenue Agent, dr, S-A ; the 
Wrong Woman, 3-reel dr, E. 

UNIVERSAL— Court Martlaled, 4-reel dr, I ; 
They Were Heroes, com, N. 

UNITED— The Curse, 3-reel dr, Prem. 



MAY 22— SATURDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Man of It. 2-reel dr, Rel ; 
Keystone title not announced ; When Beauty 
Came to Koskoon, com, R. 

GENERAL— The First Piano In Camp, com- 
dr, B; the Broken Train, dr (an episode of 
the "Hazards of Helen" series), K; the Club 
Man, com, L ; the Jaguar Trap, dr, S ; In the 
Days of Famine, 3-reel dr. V ; Otherwise Bill 
Harrison, 2-reel dr, S-A ; A Hazardous Court- 
ship, com. E. 

UNI VERS AL-rWhen Love Is Love, 2-reel 
dr, Rx ; Diamonds of Fate, dr, P ; the Lady 
Doctor of Grizzly Gulch, com, J. 

UNITED— Alias Holland Jim, 2-reel dr, Lar. 



Harry Kelly and his doc are making a 
series of pictures called the Uncle Dudley 
series for United program. Cameo brand are 
turning them out. 

Many of the San Francisco film distributors 
claim they have called ln the features from the 
inferior playing picture houses on percentage. 
Bad business the explanation. 

James A. Durkln, a messenger boy and at 
one time a member of a picture company work- 
ing about Orovllle, Cal., was arrested last 
week in MarysvfTle, Cal., charged with de- 
frauding the Western Union Telegraph Co. 
out of |8r> by sending the Marysvllle office a 
fake telegram in secret code advising that 
office to pay him the aforementioned sum upon 
order. The case is slated for trial in the local 
courts. 

A special performance of "Alice in Won- 
derland" for children only will be given at 
the Broadway theatre Saturday morning, 
May 15. 

A four-reeled feature is being made for the 
Mutual Master Pictures service of "The Fox 
Woman," which recently appeared ln maga- 
zine form. 



Frank Beal, who has Just joined the Ideal 
on the coast, is directing his first picture for 
it, entitled "Mlsmated." Beal has the serv- 
ices of Dick La Strange, late of the Lasky 
forces. 



The Sella Exposition Flyer departs from 
Chicago July 8. A number of New York film 
folks will accompany the Windy City excur- 
sionists to the Coaat 



Klelne is going to make a multiple-reeled 
feature out of Owen Davis' "The Man Higher 
Up." 



H. Bennett Whitman, of the Lasky Co., got 
a lot of newspaper publicity upon the Lasky 
forces signing Geraldlne Farrar for pictures. 
Miss Farrar is to take up her picture work 
the second week In June. 



Sid Chaplin (brother of Charlie) turned 
down an offer last week to take part in the 
Christmas pantomimes ln London during the 
coming season, his contract with the Keystone 
preventing him from accepting. 

In the njw Pathe feature, "The Fortunes of 
Pierre," Paul Panzer, after a long absence 
from pictures, returns. George Probert has a 
prominent role ln it 



Minna Phillips, of stock, is taking up pic- 
ture work by organizing her own company. 
Minna Phillips, Inc., is captallsed at $1,600. 
In the directorate are Samuel A. Tannen- 
baum and Harold Hevia, of New York. 

It's reported ln film circles the Al. H. Woods 
picture corporation will make "He Come 
Smiling" as Its first picture. Woods has a 
raft of old play successes that he can keep 
his photoplayera when organised working for 
many months to come. 

Dorothy Warshauer, winner of the contest 
carried on by the Chicago Herald and the Es- 
sanay for the most beautiful and popular girl 
In Chicago, plays the feminine lead ln ths 
"Sue" picture released last week. 

Walter Miller, the famous Jockey of modern 
times, has been cameraed in a four-part rac- 
ing feature "Winning the Futurity," staged 
by Edwin Mlddleton. Georgie O'Ramey, form- 
erly of the Winter Garden, plays "the girl." 

"The Light." written by the Marquis of 
Queensbury (Lord Douglas), now fighting for 
his country ln the big war, and "The Black 
Wolf," by Gene Barrymore, were placed with 
New York picture concerns last week by Paul 
Scott for feature productions. 

The old Haymarket New York, repainted 
and rebuilt outside, reopened Wednesday a~ 
the Screen theatre. Max Plohn is managing. 

J. Frank Brockllss, who represents Lubln 
In Europe, after a visit here, has returned to 
London. 



The F. C. Taylor School of Moving Picture 
Acting on West 42d street is closed and the 
two rooms cleaned of their belongings. Tay- 
lor has gone to prison to serve a sentence for 
violating law governing such schools as he 
pretended to operate. 

Helen Case, who played In the 8. Miller 
Kent feature. "The Cowboy and the Lady," Is 
tn be featured in the Knickerbocker feature 
drama, 'The Kick Out," Robert Thornby, pro- 
ducer. 



The latest paper for "The Birth of a Nation" 
at the Liberty, New York, Is featuring the 
name of H. B. Altken, president of the Mu- 
tual. The paper mentions the Mutual as pre- 
senting the feature, but on the same line and 
in much larger type (almost as large as that 
for Griffith) Altken's name appears. 

NEW INCORPORATIONS. 



She*pahend Bay Velodronao Corp.i $5,- 
000. Theatrical and sporting*. D. Lang. 
R. Butler, T. J. Qillls, Bronx. 

Equity Motion Picture Co.| $5,000. R. 
Russell, C. M. Hudson, W. B. Van Lake, 
Lake Sunapee, N. H. 

American Burlesque Am'u.j $150,000. 
Theatrical. Ous Hill, Charles B. Barton, 
Now York; B. Lothrop, Boston. 



FILM REVIEWS 



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THE HOUSE OF THE LOST COURT. 

CAST: 

Ellnore Vane Gertrude McCoy 

Delores Edgerton Viola Dana 

Mra. Edgerton Mrs. Wallace Eraklne 

Lady Rosamond Helen Strickland 

Sir Anthony Elliott Robert Connes 

Honorable Capt. Elliott, D. 8.. Duncan McRae 

Nina Desmond Sally Crute 

The Butler William Weet 

The Broadway sprang a little picture sur- 
prise party Tuesday when it changed its fea- 
ture film for the week and offered a six-part 
Edison, entitled "The House of the Lost 
Court." The Edison isn't an integral part of 
the newly formed feature alliance of the Vita- 
Lubin-Selig-Essanay, but if it continues to 
turn out such bully pictures as "The House of 
the Lost Court" then the V-L-S-E will wake 
up and realise that it has lost something 
vitally important in features by not having 
the Edison allied with It. The Paramount 
had "Little Sunset," a Bosworth picture, book- 
ed for the Broadway, but at the eleventh hour 
acquired booking rights for "The House 
of the Lost Court" The Van Loan baseball 
film not coming up to expectations immedi- 
ately gave the Broadway first crack at the 
Edison feature. It's the first big multiple- 
reeled film the Edison has turned loose and a 
lot of credit is due for the corking, smashing 
melodramatic subject it turned out "The 
House of the Lost Court" is a dramatic 
adaptation of the novel by Mrs. C. M. Will- 
iamson and as a picture tale lends Itself ad- 
mirably for a succession of thrills and a flow 
of action that makes the picture stand on its 
own merits. The Edison stock has tackled the 
big feature without any big name. However, 
in a sprightly, refreshing role is Viola Dana, 
the child actress, who is best remembered for 
her work in "A Poor Little Rich GTlrl," and 
right here one can stick a pin on the pre- 
diction that Miss Dana is going to become one 
of the foremost picture stars of the day if 
she keeps up the style of work displayed in 
this feature. And there is every reason to be- 
lieve that she can even surpass this by longer 
association with the films. Miss Dana's work 
was superb and she met every scene with 
grace, stage finesse and naturalness, her cute, 
coquettish characterisation of the young Ameri- 
can girl was faultless, her acting at all times 
being easy, unaffected and charming. Ger- 
trude McCoy enacted her thankless role with 
competence and pictorial skill. Helen Strick- 
land was stately, dignified and impressively 
austere as the mother of the young captain 
who was sentenced to death through the lying 
tongue of a woman whose love her son had 
scorned because he did not love her in re- 
turn. Miss Strickland's work in several 
scenes, particularly in the one where she dis- 
covers Miss Edgerton has learned that her 
son is alive and in seclusion in the very 
castle walls where the Elliotts had always 
lived, would be hard to be Improved upon. Dun- 
can McRae was strong, manly and "at home" 
with his role of Captain Elliott. Robert Con- 
ness and Sally Crute in the "heavy roles" de- 
serve praise for their acting, while Mrs. Wal- 
lace Eraklne and William West in minor roles 
were excellent The story tells of two broth- 
ers, one true-blue and finely principled, and 
the other an extravagant liver, unscrupulous 
and who would stoop at nothing to gain his 
ends. The good brother is engaged to Miss 
Vane. The bad brother makes violent love to 
her and she reciprocates and later marries 
him. The younger brother, Paul, who saved 
the life of Miss Desmond on a mountain climb, 
brings her love down on his shoulders at the 
same time. In a corking picture scene Miss 
Desmond, who sees Paul's brother's wife stab 
herself when Paul refuses to take her to 
America, following an assault made on her by 
her husband, tells Paul she will testify she saw 
him murder Mra. Elliott unless he consents to 
marry her. He refuses. At the trial Paul Is 
convicted and sentenced to be hanged. His 
mother slips him a "death sleeping vial." He 
takes contents and apparently dies. The body 
is removed to the castle in a coffin where 
Pairi's mother and the butler resustlcate him. 
The castle, barring one room, is leased to the 
Edgertons. Little Dolores sees a nightly ap- 
parition from her room, a man rowing a boat 
on the lake. Alone she beards the lion in his 
den and finds Paul. In short she and Paul 
fall in love. She manages to have Miss Des- 
mond sign a statement that her perjured tes- 
timony convicted an innocent man. A full de- 
scription of the feature would not do justice 
to it as a feature. The direction is superb. 
There's a few faulty connections, but so few 
and Insignificant that they do no harm. That 
mountain scene was effective but rather im- 
probable. The lake scene, taken at night was 
a pretty picture. The castle "interiors" were 
heavy and imposing and looked naturally 
natural. Edison has stolen a march on the 
others. It's first feature ranks with the best. 

Mark. 

thFboss. 

"The Boss,' in which Hoi brook Bllnn ap- 
peared on the legitimate stage, has been re- 
produced as a five- part feature by the William 
A. Brady Picture Play Co. and released 
through the World Film. In the picture pro- 
duction Mr. Bllnn is co-starring with Alice 
Brady. Both names are displayed with equal 
prominence. None of the others of the cast Is 
mentioned, although there are several well 
worth while mentioning. This Is especially 
true of whoever played the rough-necked com- 
panion of the "Boss" when the latter was a 
prise ling favorite. Emlle Chautard, the di- 
rector of the picture, Is given an especial flash 
on the screen before the picture Is shown. 
What theplcture needs most at present Is re- 
titling. This would lend greater clarity to the 
story and would also rectify several mistakes 
in the present titling. Mr. Bllnn appears In 



the title role and again shows he is one of the 
great artists before the camera. True, he is a 
little unconvincing In the opening scenes, but 
once ne gets to the portion where he can wear 
clothes and act natural he held the audience 
every moment. Miss Brady has made wonder- 
ful improvement in her acting since appearing 
In "As Ye Bow," but there are several spots 
in this picture where she is decidedly camera- 
conscious and stares directly into the lens 
for sufficient length of time to show that she Is 
undecided as to what she is to do next In 
several of the big scenes Miss Brady does not 
rise to her opportunities. However, the ad- 
vance over her previous film appearance would 
seem to Indicate that she has a future in this 
line. The role of the priest is very well 
handled. In the direction Chautard has over- 
looked several angles that would have added 
materially to the worth of the feature. The 
mere title of "The Boss" carries with it a 
political significance, but this feature is en- 
tirely eliminated from the film. The entire 
early life of the "Boss" previous to his rise 
to affluence is all too rapidly dismissed. At 
the opening he is shown as a wharf rat with 
fighting proclivities, through which he manages 
to earn his first "stake," a purse of $1,<)00. The 
fight scene is very badly done. It is evidently 
doubled. The ring scenes are taken from 
above with only the heads of the fighters 
shown. The fight Is too good to have been 
done by an actor. The director also over- 
looked detail. When th picture was shown 
from above both fighters wore black tights, 
but in the occasional flashes between the ropes 
In the scenes in which Mr. Bllnn evidently 
took part, one of the fighters is wearing grey 
checked trousers. After winning the $1,000 
Regan (the Boss) buys a saloon, after which 
he becomes the contracting freight handler, in 
which business he accumulates a fortune, 
driving the former wealthy firm of the Grls- 
wolds to the wall and then marrying the 
daughter of the house, because she Is willing 
to sacrifice herself for the honor of the fam- 
ily. From this point on to where the brother 
of the girl brings about the strike of the 
freight handlers and causes the arrest of the 
"boss" the play runs along smoothly. There 
are several big mob scenes exceedingly well 
staged and which provide a big punch to the 
picture. The last reel carries a final punch 
and shows the awakening of a love interest 
that provides a fitting ending. From the ex- 
hibitors' point of view the picture will un- 
doubtedly please and attract on the strength 
of Its title and the two names In the principal 
roles. Fred. 



FANCHON THE CRICKET. 

Barring the usual Mary Pickford person- 
ality, and that only visible in spots, there is 
very little about the Famous Players' "Fan- 
chon the Cricket" to justify its presence in a 
market consisting of first-class contenders ex- 
clusively. The story rambles on through a 
series of reels without a semblance of In- 
terest sufficient to work up enthusiasm, finally 
connecting the disjointed story and closing 
with the inevitable reconciliation. The tale 
is of the cricket a witch's granddaughter, 
snubbed by the other children because of her 
unkempt appearance and natural traits that 
stamp her as a child of the woods. She longs 
for love and affection and finally falls in love 
with one Landry, eventually winning him 
after a series of experiences In which she 
saves him from drowning, rescues his half- 
witted brother and finally nurses him through 
an attack of contagious fever. The custom- 
ary family Interferences keep the adjustment 
postponed until the sufficient number of reels 
have been projected, the self same family 
affairs being responsible for this feature, for 
otherwise it could have been pictured in a 
single reel. The majority of scenes are ex- 
teriors without anything shown in the way of 
novelty, the short cast continually gambolling 
through the woods on May parties, holiday 
jaunts, etc. A drowning incident was badly 
bungled with the stage set for a dramatic 
scene, neither Miss Pickford nor her com- 
panion evidencing any danger In their leap to 
the water. Lottie Pickford carried a principal 
part through nicely, but shows little pof the 
family art when contrasted with her sister. 
The characters employed lived up to expecta- 
tions, the main fault lying in the construction 
and story, neither carrying the sufficient punch 
to make the feature worth while. After the 
second portion, the affair gradually becomes 
tiresome and never picks up Interest from 
there on. The theme might have sufficed for 
a one or two-reeler, but as a feature It's de- 
cidedly weak. Wynn. 

THE SHOOTING OF DAN McGREW. 

CAST: 

Jim Maxwell Edmund Breese 

Lou Maxwell (Jim's wife) . ..Katheryn Adams 
Nell Maxwell (their daughter )..Audrlne Stark 

Nell 1 12 years later) Betty Rlggs 

Nell's husband Wallace Stopp 

Dan McGrew William A. Morse 

Popular Plays and Players made the screen 
dramatisation of "The Shooting of Dan Mc- 
Grew" from Robert W. Service's poem of that 
title. Edmund Breebe Is featured as the piano 
player who In the last paragraph of the poem 
pumps the dangerous Dan full of lead and who 
also gives his life In return. In the picture 
the piano player kills McGrew but the director 
shows him later hitting the snow trails 
with the lady known as Lou. 8ervice, by 
suoh poems as "The Shooting of Dan Mc- 
Grew" and "The Spell of the Yukon." became 
knowi as the Canadian Kipling. The film 
director worked very hard to make the poem 
round out Into a thrilling feature, but there's 
many a hop-sklp-and-jump In It which even 
the captions fall to fully explain. Jim Max- 
well was apparently happy until Mrs. Maxwell, 
who Is the Lou In the poem, ran away with 
Dan McGrew. In the . film one sees much of 



their daughter, Nell Maxwell, and her young 
husband, who rescued Jim Maxwell from a 
snow slide. Later Nell's husband is accused 
of the murder of another man. McGrew, who is 
the real murderer, sneaks into their tent and 
fastens the crime upon Maxwell's son-in-law. 
Just why Nell's husband didn't recognise Mc- 
Grew through the field glasses when the latter 
was killing the man wasn't made clear. The 
film is full of snow and dogsleds, with sev- 
eral attempts to make a snowslide and a fight 
in the open thrilling ante-climaxes. The big 
scene is the Malamute saloon Interior where 
Dan and. Jim have the little setto with the 
shooting irons. Rather effectively done but 
still lacking the punch that could have been 
put in it as the sacrifice of the poem's de- 
scription. Most of the scenes were "far 
aways," although the early portions of the 
saloon fracas were well handled with a num- 
ber of "close ups." As a feature "The Shoot- 
ing of Dan McGrew" will get double prestige 
from the reputation of Breese and the popu- 
larity of the poem. Too much attention to 
the snow scenes forced the director to work 
under a handicap, although he had a chance 
to make good with the struggle between the 
male leads and the duel in the dark in the 
Malamute saloon. This picture would no doubt 
have been considered a "bear" had it ap- 
peared before "The Spoilers," with its fights. 
Some of the people are seen starting on a 
snowy path journey on dog sleds and the very 
next scene shows two of the party on horse- 
back, giving each other a kiss without dis- 
mounting. Breese didn't have very much to 
do during the middle portion and Nell and her 
husband and Dan McGrew are given more play 
at this juncture, in some sections the camera 
work was AI. In others it was dim. Mark. 



GIOVANNI LUPO, KING OF THE 
BLACKHANDS. 

A slip-up somewhere. Outside the New York 
picture place was a painted sign calling atten- 
tion to the showing of John Lupo, the King 
of Blackhands, who had committed hundreds 
of crimes and was their leader until he was 
sent to prison for 30 years and that there 
were 100 scenes, etc. The posters also led 
one to believe one would see the King In his 
devious haunts, directing his forces of swarthy 
blackhandera, and showing how he worked 
against the police systems and all that sort 
of thing. Nothing of the sort The picture, 
some 3,000 feet tells the story of John Lupo, 
who knocked a gamekeeper down so that he 
(Lupo) could make his getaway with a live 
pheasant which he had poached to give to the 
Baron's daughter. The gamekeeper is found 
dead and they arrest John as he had been seen 
near the body. Lupo escapes from the two 
officers and makes to a mountainous retreat. 
The people rise up in wrath following a re- 
ward of |5,000 offered by the Mayor for Lupo's 
head, and a posse later rounds him up. The 
young Baroness hears of his plight through 
her maid. She loves him madly and goes alone 
to his place of hiding. When near the cave 
she faints but is carried to his retreat by 
Lupo. The posse builds a big bonfire in front 
of the cavelike place and when John shouts 
the Baroness is inside they agree to save her 
providing he hurls himself to the rocks be- 
low. He agrees. One sees him do the jump, 
an effective bit, notwithstanding that a dummy 
went crashing that distance to the jagged 
rocks, and the picture closes with the young 
Baroness placing a floral remembrance upon 
bis grave. Just where the blackhands came In 
nobody knows except the man who started out 
to write a script around the King. Perhaps It 
was John himself that enacted the photoplay 
role of John. If it was one must admit that 
John isn't a bad little picture actor. In fact 
he was very good all the way. The feature 
will pass where features of this type make a 
play for boxofflce favor through their "sen- 
sational titles." Mark 



UNTO THE DARKNESS. 

The Nash Film Co. of California has turned 
out a four-reel animal feature which has 
been shown privately In New York. The pic- 
ture was made on the Coast by Mr. Naah, the 
producer of the one and two-reel wild animal 
features for the Sellg Company. In this first 
feature, he has evolved a film that Is some- 
what different from the usual run of animal 
pictures and he has included two thrilling 
scenes that eclipse anything of the kind at- 
tempted heretofore. These two thrills alone 
would be enough to put the picture over with 
any audience. However, they are brought 
about In a consistent manner in the scenario. 
The first of the thrills Is the dive of a girl 
who Is pursued by a lion, from a high cliff 
Into a river, the lion following her, also taking 
the dive, and swimming across to the oppo- 
site bank after Its prey. At no time Is there 
more than five feet between the pursuer and the 
pursued. The second thrill comes just a mo- 
ment before the picture ends. The rlrl has 
been lost In the African jungles and Is again 
pursued by a lion. The King of Beasts lespb 
upon the girl and bears her to the ground, 
just as a shot from the rescue party strikes 
the animal and he rolls over dead. There are 
many other little local touches that are In- 
teresting and there Is a good love Interest 
throughout the four reels. With retltllng the 
picture will stand a good chance as a feature 
In the better class of picture houses. Fred. 

THE ABSENTEE. 

"The Absentee" Is a five- reel Mutual Master 
Picture which has been turned out by the Ma- 
jestic. Of the five reels but two that contain 
action and a punch. This, coupled with the 
name of Robert Edeson as the principal player 
of a fairly good cast of film actors, make the 
picture worth for the exhibitors. The opening 
reel Is given to an allegorical ou trine of the 
story to follow. In It Ambition Is shown try- 



ing to attain the station of Success who has 
arrived through hard work and when he at 
last has the time be places Might in power at 
his plant and leaves with Pleasure. Might 
through his wife, Extravagance, is forced to 
assert his svll self and by the misuse of his 
authority forces the Tollers to suffer. Finally 
the eyes of Justice are opened and Success 
returns to his place and rights all the wrongs. 
Following this the modern version of the story 
is shown. The principal actors seem to be a 
reincarnation of those who appeared In the 
opening prolog. Robert Edeson is the factory 
owner who typifies Success. He reads In the 
Bible that when a man has arrived at a cer- 
tain point in life there remains naught for 
him to do except to have his fame spread by 
word of mouth. He then Inclines to leisure 
and takes a holiday. His general manager 
and assistant appear in the personages of 
Might and Evil Self. The wife and daughter 
as Extravagance and Vanity. At the behest of 
the latter two the general manager decides to 
cut out the salaries of the working crew of 
the plant, so that he may steal a greater por- 
tion of the profits of the firm. The people 
then strike and through the workings of the 
Evil Self are incited to deeds of violence and 
crime. The police and mlllta have their hands 
full when the owner Is recalled to the plant 
through the workings of Justice and he ar- 
rives in time to save the day. The story is 
well worked out and skillfully produced. The 
mob scenes are well done, but the film lags 
until the final reel. Here and there are real 
action and dramatic value which put the pic- 
ture over with a punch. Fred. 



THE STOLEN SIEGE GUN PLANS. 

„ -_. London, May 1. 

A Nordisk three-part feature production 
that is an up-to-date military drama, featur- 
ing Elsa Frohlich. A foreign spy commits a 
burglary In search of plans belonging to the 
enemy of his country. The hero in whose 
charge they have been placed is arrested. 
The hero's wife suspects the spy and pretends 
to enter into a liason with the villain, which 
culminates In her securing the papers and re- 
turning them to her own country, thereby re- 
storing to favor her Innocent and devoted hus- 
band. This is the bare outline, but before sfls 
accomplishes her object Miss Frohlich goes 
through a series of thrilling incidents which 
make for dramatic action and suspensive in- 
terest The production Is augmented by some 
excellent lighting effects and a fine quality of 
photography. Would fit In any bill. Jolo. 

JULIUS CAESAR. 

rr*. ™ « . „ London. April 23. 

The Cines Co. of Rome claims that this is a 
wonderful revelation in the art of film pro- 
ducing and also that their "Julius Caesar" 
in four reels Is a masterpiece. From the 
standpoint of handling of mobs, or in other 
words quantity, they are not very far wrong. 
1 hey have gone to an undoubtedly big expense 
tor the creation of ancient Roman architecture 
and the showing of battles between the Ro- 
mans and Macedonians, and Caesar's legions 
and others. There Is a large quantity of night 
scenes, beautifully tinted and so on. It Is 
probably historically correct and If so gives 
us an insight into the true story of the life 
and death of Caesar or rather that portion of 
. u at 8erve " to m *«« him a hero and martyr 
of history. If good photography, excellent re- 
productions of ancient architecture and the 
constant showing of mobs, go to make up a 
great feature film, the Cines production of 
Julius Caesar" may be regarded as among 
the foremost. But it Is a betting point how- 
ever, that a modern melodrama of strong sus- 
pensive Interest, well acted, will hold an audi- 
ence more tensely than any historical story 
requiring the expenditure of stupendous 
amounts of money. "Julius Caesar'' is a fine 
feature film but one could mention a dosen 
recent productions of modern dramas that are 
much more effective for attracting cinema au- 
diences. j iq % 

THE CARPET FROM BAGDAD. 

The first of the Sellg releases on the V. L. 
s - B. program Is a five reeler built around 
the Harold MacQrath story of the same title. 
Partially melodramatic and with an inter- 
esting thgme centered around an Egyptian lo- 
cale, the feature possesses a good picture 
punch and looks like a splendid beginning for 
what promises to develop Into a strong prin- 
cipal in the feature picture market. There 
are several novel features about this particular 
release, the most prominent being the ex- 
terior scenes having all the attending atmos- 
phere of a journey to Egypt. A ■andstorm 
carried off the novelty honors and climaxed 
the scenic division to a nicety. The story 
hinges around the theft of a sacred carpet 
and a plot to raid the vault of a New York 
banking institution. Its telling entails a trip 
to Cairo, a sub-journey to Bagdad and the 
return to New York. The complications are 
well mated, plausible and pictured In a prac- 
tical way. A love story is cleverly Interpo- 
lated and while one might figure it a bit above 
the prevailing odds to present Kathlyn Wil- 
liams in an ingenue role, that individual 
handled the part exceedingly well. Some rough 
and tumble fights stand out conspicuously as 
an example of perfect direction and faultless 
acting and the realism of the Egyptian scene* 
reflects credit upon the producers for their 
attention to detail. A few of the Sellg roo 
found employment to the general advantage 
of the subject and those members who In ad- 
dition to Miss Williams were numbered among 
the programmed principals carried their bur- 
dens well. "The Carpet From Bagdad" makes 
an excellent feature and while 'the title may 
not sound attractive to the unitlated, the pic- 
ture proper should satisfy the most skeptical. 

Wyim. 



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FILM REVIEWS 



AN AERIAL REVENGE. 

An Itala four-part feature made In Eu- 
rope, aB the principals are Italians In appear- 
ance and foreign trains and scenes are shown. 
The story tells of one Marco something or 
the other Introducing Albert Danna to Mlas 
Beatrice, whom Marco loves but hasn't told 
her of his adoration at the time he brought 
Al Into view. The captions get busy and tell 
us that Al Is strong for the women and cooks 
up a deal by having Albert fall In love with 
Beatrice's mother, Lady Helen. The picture 
adroitly shows Al making overtures to the 
Lady during a tramp over snow-capped moun- 
tains, Lady Helen sliding down a long, snowy 
bank with Al coming tumbling after In an ef- 
fort to rescue her. Neither Is hurt but the slide 
takes them away from the others and Inci- 
dentally gives Al a chance to slip the Lady 
a little hug. Al makes violent love to Helep 
and gives Beatrice the gate. Lady Helen has 
an uncle who Is the Secretary of State. After 
Al Is exposed In his ways of "adventuring" 
he makes away with some Important docu- 
ments of the deck's and Marco gives chase. 
Al eludes Marco by doing a daredevil Jump 
from a moving train. Marco keeps hotfoot- 
ing It until Al rounds up a hangar and takes 
to the air. Marco also takes to the clouds 
In another aeroplane and there's a scene show- 
ing where Marco Is doing a drop onto Al's 
machine and sending It crashing to earth, con- 
tact with said earth killing Al. It looks like 
cool and deliberate murder but Marco gets 
the papers and the following spring Is shown 
In the fond embrace of Beatrice. It was taken 
for granted that Marco was let off soot free 
for bringing back the papers to the Sect. 
Beatrice looked like a back number when com- 
pared with the way her mother dressed and 
carried herself. Lady Helen looked like a 
fashion plate In a nifty wardrobe. The pic- 
ture will hold up pretty well as feature, the 
snow scenes being very effective and finely 
cameraed, the train Jump was well done, while 
the collapse of that air machine was a bully 
bit of camera work. The film story drags 
In spots but pulls up now and then sufficiently 
Interesting to make it a feature. Mark. 



WHEN LONDON BURNED. 

This Is styled Clarendon's Masterpiece. It 
Is a four-part feature booked by the Cosmos. 
The plot amounts to little, the picture makers 
making use of the bubonic plague and days 
of religious fanatics, one enthusiast In this 
picture setting lire to a baker's shop that re- 
sulted In London burning. One lordly knight, 
with the wig of black curls, the ruffled 
breeches and polished sword, named Rochester 
looks with designing eyes upon one Annabel. 
His suit is frowned upon by Leonard Holt 
who thinks a heap of Anna himself. Rochester 
appears to have a charmed life. He encounters 
the plague In its most virulent form and It 
never touches him. He engages In a left- 
banded duel with swords and easily kills his 
opponent. He helps the King kidnap Annabel 
but the girl escapes when the Royal carriage 
becomes afire. Some pretty good studio sets 
of houses and a bridge are shown on fire but 
the directors make the picture move slowly 
In order to work up the impression that every- 
thing in London was completely destroyed by 
fire. The directors had an excellent subject 
to work along but failed to make the best or 
K. Some splendidly staged situations are 
cameraed. Credit is due to some of the people 
for some clever pantomiming. There are sev- 
eral things that need explanation but the 
picture will give fairly good satisfaction. It 
Is said to have been adapted from Harry Alns- 
worth's novel entitled "At Old St. Paul's." 
In some neighborhoods this picture will prove 
a mighty big feature. In others it won't ac- 
complish much. Mark. 

BEULAH. 

"Beulah" is a six-reel Balboa (Alliance re- 
•**■•) adapted for the screen by Will M. 
Rltchey from the novel of the same title wrlt- 
• Kr 7 A " gu,u J - Evans. As a feature it Is 
lacking In many essentials. To be sure the 
cast is headed by Henry B. Walthall, who la 
considered one of the best dramatic actors 
on the screen, and he is supported by Joyce 
Moore, but the balance of cast seems to have 
neen picked from extra people or film folk 
who hare heretofore played nothing more 
than bits. The story on which the film Is based 
offered great possibilities but these have been 
either overlooked by the producer or he was 
hampered In the matter of expense. A large 
number of repeats throughout the picture and 
for the greater part scenes seemed to run 
to a great length wkhout any action In them. 
According to the story, Beulah la the name 
2 - n, orphan adopted by Dr. Guy Hartwell, 
tw 2 J 80utnern Physician (Mr. Walthall). 
Ttoe doctor some years previous had been be- 
trayed by the woman he married. This Just 
naturally soured the doc on all woman kind 
!v .152 tne W0Und8 ne «l and after adopting 
the little orphan be finds that he has fallen 
in love with her. On her return from school 
he proposes to her but finds that her heart 
yearns for a schoolday sweetheart and he tries 
to bring about her happiness by keeping the 
boy from making an alliance with a relative 
of his former wife. Palling In this the doctor 
lesves his southern home and goes north. The 
girl becomes a school teacher. An epidemic 
breaks out In the home town. Almost the 
entire population Is infected with the dreaded 
disease. The girl is one of the few who 
escape. The doctor reads of the epidemic and 
hurries home. He finds that the girl Ib a 
nurse and has transformed the home of a 
rrlend into a temporary hospital. He sets to 
work to help her save as many of the sufferers 
an possible. In the midst of this the man 
who years before ruined his home appears and 
accuses the doctor of having the girl as his 
mistress. A fight follows and the doctor is 
about to be killed when the girl fells his assail- 



ant. After this she discovers she loves the 
doctor. Tho picture Is poorly acted with the 
exception of the -two principal roles. Seen leal ly 
there is nothing about It startling or out of 
the ordinary. The fight In the last reel takes 
place before one of the huge bonfires which 
are employed to light the town after the gas 
plant has been forced to close down because 
of lack of hands, but this scene is rather 
poorly done. "Beulah" as a feature is de- 
signed more for consumption In the "Jitney" 
houses than In the better picture theatres. 
It* story is really one of the old Family Story 
Paper type that makes < an appeal to the do- 
mestics as a class. When the picture was 
shown at a Broadway house last week the 
audience laughed at the greater part of what 
should have been the most dramatic scenes. 

Fred. 



THE BOMB THROWERS. 

When the Pathe (American) factory turned 
out this three-part feature It little dreamed 
that some weeks later the New York papers 
would carry first page stories of an attempt of 
a group of Reds to blow up St. Patrick's Ca- 
thedral. The story of the lighted bomb in St. 
Patrick's and the arrest and conviction of 
the bomb-makers has resulted in column after 
column of type being used to tell every little 
detail connected With the plot to dynamite the 
big church. The story Is still fresh In the 
minds of the people hereabouts and for that 
reason "The Bomb-Throwers" should prove 
more than a passing attraction. It has no 
bearing on the St. Patrick's attempt for the 
reason it was made prior to that happening, 
but the Pathe film Is an American story of a 
plot to blow up the home of the district at- 
torney, so the bomb-throwing idea is similar 
In both the real and unreal stories. The Pathe 
story tells of Red Mike David, bomb-toeser, 
who lands behind the bars through the Influ- 
ence of the district attorney. His gang of 
Reds swear revenge. Tony, the street organist, 
refuses to Join. His organ and monkey soothe 
the sick child of the district attorney. When 
Tony's wife, Marea, becomes very ill, Tony, In 
desperation, seeks aid from the district attor- 
ney. The latter and wife and a doctor rush to 
Tony's apartments, but their efforts avail noth- 
ing, as Marea dies. The Reds, noting the dis- 
trict attorney and Tony together, put poison 
In Tony's room and make him believe the dis- 
trict attorney was the guilty one. Then comes 
the cabalistic oath over the Italian dagger 
with a frame-up for Tony to put a lighted bomb 
under the district attorney's home. Meanwhile 
Mrs. District Attorney had gone to Tony's 
house and taken his little girl back home with 
her so she could enjoy a romp with her own 
kid. Tony sees them and dashes back under 
the house and heaves the bomb into the midst 
of the Reds, who had followed him to see that 
there was no double-cross. The little shed in 
which they were watching was destroyed. This 
bit was most effective. The acting waa cap- 
ably done, particularly the Tony character. 
The story carries fairly well, although a trifle 
overdrawn to get "atmosphere." The picture 
will go great In the cosmopolitan neighborhoods 
where the wives of prospective Reds are hop- 
ing that bomb-throwing will be wiped out for 
all time to come. Mark. 

A THEFT iNTHE DARK. 

Lord Stranlelgh Marc MacDermott 

Lady Sinclair Miriam Nesbltt 

Lady Genevieve (her sister) Viola Dana 

Ralph Vernon Edward Barle 

Butler Marry Llnson 

Pomby Yale Bonner 

Edison saw fit to extend this subject beyond 
two parts. Maybe for the purpose of making 
It more of a feature. Many exhibitors figure 
a picture beyond 2,000 feet Is a "feature," and 
In this calculation comes "A Theft in the 
Dark." An ordinary story fairly well played 
and well directed but a slow-moving, methodi- 
cal man who Is supposedly English in title, 
action and bearing, as the hero tends to slow 
up the story all the way. The "theft" occurs 
at a ball when a string of pearls owned by 
Lady Sinclair mysteriously slips from view. 
One Ralph Vernon lifted them and as he Is 
head over heels In love with Lady Sinclair's 
sister, Lord Stranlelgh, who discovers Ver- 
non's guilt, urges the boy to leave the place 
at once, but give Lady Sinclair and daughter 
a good excuse. He refuses and, furthermore, 
plans an elopement with Oenevleve. Lord 
Stanleigh forgot his cigarettes and being Eng- 
lish to the point that he can't go to sleep 
until he hsd an "inhaler" goes downstairs 
and Is enabled thereby to stop the young folks 
from running away. There's a tame little 
fight at this Juncture with the Lord almost 
strangling Vernon without dropping a single 
"r." Oenevleve is told the man's a thief, but 
when Lady Sinclair catches the Lord and Oeny 
together she misconstrues when the Lord holds 
his tongue and she orders him to pack up 
and leave In the morning. Before that time 
Geny squares things and the Lady repents 
and the Lord forgives and he and Miss Sin- 
clair patch up their differences. Meanwhile 
a letter from Vernon comes, saying that he is 
going to India and expects to return a re- 
formed man. . Needless to say that Oeny still 
loves Ralphfe and that the Burmlse after the 
picture ends is that they meet in future years. 
There Is no swift, intense dramatic action as 
the title might imply. Mark. 

vice anbTvirtue. 

London, May 1. 
A Weston film in three reels making a bid 
for sensational melodramatic effects. It is 
conventional melodrama to a certain point 
which Includes the "swell crook" who lures' 
away the Innocent sister, etc. The story is so 
conventional that were It not for the good 
photography and the consistently acceptable 
acting It would hardly be worth while. As It 
Is. it may be set down as a popular price fea- 
ture - Jolo. 



EXHIBITORS' CRISIS. 

That a large number of picture ex- 
hibitors will eventually crack under the 
financial strain imposed through cur- 
rent conditions is the opinion freely 
expressed in screen circles, with an 
early date listed for the scheduled 
exodus because of the early arrival of 
summer weather. 

The smaller exhibitor is booking new 
features daily in order to keep abreast 
of competition, the features costing 
from $40 to $50 daily, which brings 
his expenses close to the $500 mark, 
with overhead items included. 

The warm weather has had an ad- 
vanced effect upon the picture houses 
and with a limited seating capacity and 
no possible way of clipping expenses 
in any direction, the exhibitors are 
facing the gravest crisis of their 
careers. 



FEATURE TAKEN OFF. 

The Bosworth production "Little 
Sunset," released on the Paramount 
program May 6 and shown for the first 
time at the Broadway commencing last 
Sunday, was taken off after the first 
two days of its run and replaced by the 
first Edison feature "House of the Lost 
Court," which was purchased on short 
notice by the Paramount people when 
its was seen that "Little Sunset" was 
not suitable for their program. 

The Edison film has been purchased 
by Paramount upon the usual basis 
when an outside picture is secured by 
it. It is not known in what way "Lit- 
tle Sunset" will be marketed or whether 
it will be shelved altogether. 



CHAPLIN MASQUERADE ARREST. 

Los Angeles, May 12. 
E. T. Montgomery was arrested here 
this week, charged with masquerading 
as Charlie Chaplin. The defendant 
said he was employed in that capacity 
by a local theatre. He was released on 
$50 bail for a later hearing. 



TOO MANY "CHAPLINS." 

It's very likely that the reissue of 
Charles Chaplin prints by the Keystone 
and the confusion caused by the week- 
ly bookings of Chaplins in New York 
will result in the Essanay giving the 
picture comedian a rest as far as keep- 
ing up its present deluge of Chaplins 
and feature him in several six-part pro- 
ductions. 

George A. Spoor shortly is expected 
to make some announcement to this 
effect. That the theatres using the 
Keystone reissues are overdoing the 
Chaplin thing has forcibly struck the 
Essanay people. 



ROLFE PEOPLE RETURNING. 

It's now decided that the three Rolfe 
companies of photoplayers, now work- 
ing on the Pacific Coast, will all be 
brought into New York for summer 
work, immediate features being made 
here until next fall anyway. 

B. A. Rolfe, now at Los Angeles, in 
general charge of the film work, has 
sent word that the return will be made 
in about three weeks and that he will 
accompany the film folks back. 

Until a new and definite New York 
site is settled the Rolfe companies will 
work in the Colonial studio, 35th street. 



FICHT films shown. 

Montreal, May 12. 

The original films of the Willard- 
Johnson fight, taken at the ringside by 
Fred Mace and controlled by the syn- 
dicate composed of Messrs. Weber, 
Curley and Frazee, were shown here 
at the Gaiety this week and pronounced 
a decided success. At the Casino, a 
series of alleged fake films were shown, 
but immediately stopped through court 
procedure. 

Abner S. Werblin, the attorney for 
the promoters of the fight, is expected 
here this week, with Jack Curley, their 
visit being expressly to prosecute the 
principals in the infringement case. 

The fake films were exhibited at the 
King Edward. Geo. P. Kennedy, man- 
ager of the real pictures, took the law 
into his own hands Monday and seized 
what he alleged to be a "dupe," through 
the company showing the faked film 
having caught but two rounds of the 
fight at Havana. It did not have the 
knockout round. This was shown 
from a still slide. 

The real Willard-Johnson picture 
drew $1,500 on its opening day. 

Minneapolis, May 12. 
Jess Willard opened here Monday 
as the principal attraction with the 
IC1 Ranch Wild West. The show did 
$5,600 on the day. 



POISON FOR TROUBLES. 

San Francisco, May 12. 

While in Portland, Ore., May 5, 
Helen Carruthers, who played second 
lead for G. M. Anderson in his series 
of Broncho Billy films, attempted sui- 
cide by taking poison tablets. She was 
taken to a hospital and 24 hours later 
the attending physician advised her to 
send for her relatives as he would be 
unable to save her. She gave the rea- 
son of her attempt as being lonesome 
and not wanting to burden her frieids 
with her sorrows and troubles. 

A few weeks back Miss Carruthers 
decided to enter vaudeville and went 
to Seattle, where she rehearsed her act 
and showed it, but failed to secure any 
time. It is thought this prompted the 
deed. 



BRONX LEAGUE BRANCH. 

A mass meeting of Bronx exhibitors 
was called for Thursday of this week, 
the main idea being to establish a 
Bronx branch of the Exhibitor's 
League which will operate independ- 
ently of the New York City local. Of- 
ficers are scheduled for election and a 
general endeavor to unite will be 
made. The meeting was called by the 
secretary of the New York branch. 

MARIE SEEKS ACCOUNTING. 

Marie Dressier in the Supreme Court 
Wednesday started suit against the 
Keystone to secure an accounting of 
the profits of "Tillie's Punctured Ro- 
mance" in which she was starred. She 
also applied for an injunction restrain- 
ing the film concern from showing the 
picture meanwhile. 

Miss Dressier asserts her understand- 
ing was she was to receive a certain 
percentage of the profit which accord- 
ing to her statement amounts to $122,- 
000 up to date. Of this amount she has 
received nothing, she says. 



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The Ned Alvord "Isle of Smiles" company 
stranded last week In Marshalltown, la. Ac- 
cording to advloes from that city the mam- 
bers of the company were penniless. The 
company attached the show which ca n sed 
the break-up, for It Is evident not much 
could have been realised on the scenery 
effects attached. 



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81nger's Midgets are playing their second 
week at McVlcker's being neld oyer from last 
week. It was stated last week that though 
they were wanted out this way by soma of 
the mangers the little people would nsrsr 
play mors than two shows a day. Frank 
Bohm Is out this way at present and may 
reverse this decision. 



"Life" closes Its run at the Auditorium on 
Saturday night. The big house, according to 
an announcement given out this week by the 
management will remain closed for the sum- 
mer. 

H. B. Maiinelll was hare Sunday and Mon- 
day, returning to New York Tin Cleveland on 
Monday night. The last time Mr. Marlnelll 
was In Chicago was In 1889, when he headed a 
show hers. 



The Rubens' house In Minneapolis Is again 
under discussion and another report states 
that the Pantages office here will not book 
the house again next season. Mort Singer 
of the "Association" claims that no negotla- 

• 

The Butterfleld Circuit la trying out a new 
summer Idea that will keep Its nouses open 
should It succeed. Three acts and three reels 
of pictures will be played In the houses dur- 
ing the hot season. The houses in the regu- 
lar season play five acta and one reel. 



Aa was expected a rumor Is current that 
the Sullivan and Consldlne circuit of houses 
will be booked out of the offices of the West- 
ern Vaudeville Managers' Association. 



The Santley Revue which Is due here at the 
Qerriok May 80 may be strengthened by the 
time It opens here. Several acts here claim 
that they have received offers to join the 
ehow when it opens here. 



Last Friday afternoon a Revel was given by 
the Strollers at the Studebaker theatre. Mayor 
Thompson was easily the hit of the show In a 
speech In which he stated that some day the 
Strollers Club would be on an equal footing 
with the Lambs of New York. It Is estimated 
that $2,500 was added to the treasury of the 
club. All vaudeville acts that were playing 
the big houses around Chicago appeared to 
help things along. 



AUDITORIUM (Bernard Ulrich, mgr.).— 
"Life." Closes Saturday night Fairly suc- 
cessful run. New attraction not announeod. 

BLACK8TONB (Edwin Wappler, mgr.).— 
"The Shadow," with Ethel Barrymora. 
ond week, drawing good business. 

CORT (U. J. Hermann, mgr.).— "Too Mi 
Cooks," with Frank CraveiL Last weak. "Pi 
opens Sunday night 

COHAN'S GRAND (Harry Ridings, mgr.).— 
"The Songbird," with Jans Cowl, third week. 
Doing good business. 

COLUMBIA (William Roche, mgr.).— "Col- 
lege Girls.** 

CROWN (A. J. Kaufman, mgr.).— "Our 
Children," with Frank Roadlok. 

GARRICK (John J. Oarrlty, mgr.). — "Danc- 
ing Around," with Al Jolson. Closes May 20. 
Big success. Joseph Santley revue opens May 

ILLINOIS (Augustus Pltou, mgr.).— Closed. 
IMPERIAL (Jos Pllnrim. mg?) .-Pictures. 
LA SALLE (Joseph Bransky, mgr.).— Musi- 
cal Stock. Opened Monday. 



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POWERS' (Harry J. Powers, mgr.).— "Out- 
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PRINCES8 (Sam P. Qerson, mgr.).— "The 
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VICTORIA (Howard Brolasko, mgr.).— 
Help Wanted," with Emma Bunting. 
MAJESTIC (Fred "EbertB, mgr.; agent, Or- 
pbeum). — At the Majeutlc this week the man- 
agement baa provided a show of special merit. 
7 here U a lack of comedy but the good acts 
make up for this. Conroy and Lemaire and 
Mary Shaw divide the billing honors. Conroy 
and Lemaire had an extremely soft time of it, 
for theirs was the only act calling for big 
UugoH, and the pair succeeded easily. They 
did the "Doctor" skit. Mary Shaw and her 
company have a pleasing vehicle in "Dickey 
bird." The sketch got all It deserved in the 
way of laughs and applause. Nan Halperln 
was on next to closing and the little come- 
dienne was her usual hit. Miss Halperln has 
easily established herself as one of the most 
popular single women of vaudeville with Chi- 
cago audiences. She Is doing the same act 
she did when appearing at the Palace a few 
weeks ago. Trevltt's Military Canines opened 
the show. The act displays a set of wonder- 
fully trained spaniels. The little black dogs 
made good from the start. Rence Florigny, 
billed as a French pianist, was on number two, 
and though all that a concert act could be, 
didn't fit so well into the bill. Claude Ollling- 
water and Edith Lyle In their sketch, "Wives 
of the Rich," held the audience silent for 
many minutes and finished to a good laugh. 
It Is a powerful bit of acting that Ollllngwater 
does in par.s of his sketch, and Miss Lyle's 
good looks and natural manner go a long way 
toward Its success. Mme. Jeanne Jomelll, the 
prima donna, was a big bit until she came 
back for the final song. The applause did not 
demand the extra encore. The show closed 
by "The Edge of the World," a color Idea 
from the other side. The people were curious 
and stayed to see the display and liked it. 
Hal and Francis, a girl and a boy, in songs 
and talk, make good because they used some 
gags that sounded new. 

PALACE (Harry Singer, mgr. ; agent, Or- 
pbeum). — Business was good at the Palace 
Monday afternoon, nearly a capacity house 
greeting a very good show. The headllners 
for the week are Lydla Lopokova and the Mor- 
gan Dancers and George Whiting and Sadie 
Burt. While not a big applause bit Lopokova 
and her dancers pleased the big crowd 
throughout. Toe Morgan dancers surely are 
well trained In their own style of dancing, 
while the little too dancer Is Just about what 
Is required for vaudeville. Oeorge Whiting 
and Sadie Burt were on next to closing. 
Whiting has a dandy way of putting songs 
over and Miss Burt is about the cutest little 
girl that has been seen out this way in some 
time. They pulled down the hit of the show. 
The laughing hit of the show went to the 
Throe Kratonn. The audience laughed from 
Htart to finish at the antics of father and son. 
The Hhow was opened by Loughlln's Comedy 
Canines. While the dogs do very little the 
finish on the whirling platform gets enough 
comedy to carry the act along. The Brown 
Fletcher Trio made good with the audience 



through their harmony efforts. They were 
on number two. Valerie Bergere A Co., pre- 
senting "The Locks of Panama," pleased be- 
cause of Miss Bergere' s efforts and the star 
spangled finish. Marls Nordstrom, on number 
four, surprised the house. Miss Nordstrom 
established herself as a likable entertainer. 
The show was closed by Burdella Patterson, 
who was good to look upon in artistic poses, 
being aided by a stereoptloan. 

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ORPHEUM.— Lew Dockstader. clean hit 
Tom Lewis, another clean score. Oeorge 
Damerel and Co., excellent entertainment 
Ideal, opening the show, pleased. Cheerbert's 
Manlchurlans, wonderful closer. Tracer and 
Stone, creditably. Lee and Cranston, encores. 
Homer B. Mason and Marguerite Keeler, re- 
tained from last week, and Just as big favor- 
ites. 

EMPRESS.— Joe Welch, very good. John- 
son and Deen (colored), went big. Sumner 
and Bryan, in "A College Proposition," to good 
returns. Cook and Rothert, successful in 
opening. Von Cello, did well. Sadie Sher- 
man, good. Noble and Brooks, very big. 
Johnny Scott, tenor, well received. 

CORT (Homer F. Curran, mgr.).— "8ari" 
(first weak). 

COLUMBIA (Oottlob, Marx a- Co., mgrs.).-- 
Chauncey Olcott Co., "The Heart of Paddy 
Whack" (second week). 

ALCAZAR (Belasco & Mayer, mgrs.).— Kolb 
* Dill Co., "This Way Out" (sixth week). 

WIGWAM (Jos. F. Bauer, mgr.).— Del. 8. 
Lawrence Dramatic Players. 

PRINCESS (Bert Levey, lessee and mgr.; 
agent, Levey ) .—Vaudeville. 

HIPPODROME (Louis Lissner, mgr.: agent, 
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alimony from her husband, Prank De Storey, 
an actor, pending the divorce suit brought 
by De Storey against his wife. Judge Sea- 
well awarded Mrs. De Storey the alimony 
last week. . 



Having a resumption of the rainy season 
during the Istter part of April and lasting 
up to the first part of May has had a ten- 
dency to Increase the theatre attendance at 
the asms time causing the exposition attend- 
ance to drop off frightfully. 



After a week of Yiddish drama the Savoy 
has booked in pictures. 



On May 4 Manager Oeorge Ebey of the Oak- 
land Orpheum entertained over a hundred 
newsies at the evening performance. 

Ed. M. Jackson, formerly a theatrical news- 
paper man of Denver, was here for a few days 
with the Sells-Ploto Shows for which he Is 
press representative. 



One of the most unique theatrical perform- 
ances ever given on the coaat was recorded on 
the evening of May 1 in Oakland, when the 
deaf pupils of the State School for the Dent 
and Blind gave "Rip Van Winkle" In panto- 
mine. In addition to the plsy several vocal 
Interpolations were rendered by blind pupils. 



Most of the disbanded "Candy Shop" com- 
pany are still here looking for engagements. 
In most cases the members are bavins a 
hard time of it. 

Corlnne Hacker, an actress, secured an 
annulment of her marriage to Harold B. 
Flecker (non- professional) on May 4. In 
her testimony she claimed to have married 
Flecker after an acquaintance of three days. 



There Is a report going the rounds that 
since the successful opening of the Hippo- 
drome (formerly the Gaiety) by the W. 8. V. 
A. the same concern is negotiating for an- 
other theatre to Install popular priced vaude- 
ville In. While no confirmation of the rumor 
can be authentically secured, the W. 8. V. A. 
will not deny the story, and admit that they 
have been considering another house providing 
it be secured at the right terms. So far the 
Hippodrome haa done an amasing business and 
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"Feet of Clay," the new 85 people musical 
comedy which was reported to hare several 
weeks booked, disbanded the fourth night It 
waa out, according to one of the members. The 
book was written by Adam Hull Shirk and the 
music by Edward Gage. A man named HeWes 
is said to hare been business manager, and 
according to some people who were with it, 
conveyed the impression when engaging the 
cast that there was ample money behind the 
project. In Oakland the musicians demanded 
some money but failed to get it, consequently 
the show's tour suddenly ended. Now it Is 
said the whole affair is to be threshed out be- 
fore the labor commissioner. 



tanla's last trip from New York harbor. Ca- 
pacity. 

ACADEMY (Jules Michaels, mgr.). — Alpha 
Comedy Four, success ; Walter Brown, laughs ; 
Castelluccls Italian Band, entertain ; Isabell 
Miller and Co., score ; Harry and Hattle Bol- 
den, hit; photplays close. Business but fair. 

PALACE A STRAND (Harold Edel, mgr.).— 
Doing fair with feature films. 

PLAZA (Jacob Rosin, mgr. : agents, Mc- 
Mahon A Dee). — Newsboy Sextette, score; 
Bertha Sllsby, good ; Harry La ton, hit, 
movies and cabaret to good business. 



MIFPALO. 

BY CLYDE P. REX. 

SHEA'S (Henry J. Carr, mgr.; U. B. O.).— 
Four Marx Bros., In "Home Again," score in 
headline position ; Will Oakland and singers, 
In "At the Club,' feature ; Charles Ahern and 
comedy cycling company, sensation ; Kean 
and Window, bit hit ; The Darrow, artistic ; 
Mosconl Bros., fair; Selma Braatz, pleased. 
Business falling off slightly. 

TECK (John R. Olshle, mgr.). — Adele ttlood 
stock company playing to good business fea- 
turing in "Janice Meredith" this week. Prob- 
ably the best stock organisation which has 
played here In several seasons. Next, "The 
Yellow Ticket" 

STAR (P. C. Cornell, mgr. ) .— Bonstelle 
Company well received in "The Argyle Case." 
Easily the stock favorites for the summer sea- 
son, fashionable audiences greeting Miss Bon- 
stelle, who has become vastly popular in 
Buffalo. Next, "Kitty McKay." 

OAYETY (J. M. Ward, mgr.).— "Billy Wat- 
son and Beef Trust," playing to capacity. 17, 
"Tango Queens." 

MAJESTIC (John Laughlln, mgr.).— Wil- 
liamson submarine movies held over. Big 
business. 

OLYMPIC (Charles Denilnger, mgr. ; agent, 
Sun). — Five Keystone Komlkal Kops, big hit; 
Baldwin and Yates Sisters, entertain ; Fielding 
A Carlos, scored ; Fitzgerald and Asbten, over 
big ; The Masked Athlete, rare novelty. Fea- 
ture movie closes. Next week anniversary 
week — 10 acts, big celebration of year's suc- 
cessful business with pop vaudeville. 

HIPPODROME (Henry Marcus, mgr.).— 
Feature movies with additional film of Lusl- 



QYIffln's Hippodrome opened In St. Cathe- 
rine's Ont, • Saturday. 8. Suffering the same 
as all theatrical enterprises throughout Can- 
ada. Hamilton hit hard first of week because 
of first authentic list of dead published In 
newspapers, naming those lost In Flanders. 
Hamilton's loss enormous, the entire city 
mourning the loss of fathers, brothers, sons or 
some immediate relative lost In the great 
European strife. Several theatres have 
closed on the nearby Canadian shore. 

Ous Schlesinger, former manager of Regent, 
has been transferred to the Victoria, Mark- 
Brock picture house at Grant and Ferry 
streets. 




CMCMNATl 

By HARRY Y. MARTIN. 

KEITH'S (John F. Royal, mgr. ; agent. U. 
B. O.).— Arthur Barat, thrilled ; Nine White 
Hussars, well liked, but should sing less ; 
Karl Jorn had to sing two encores and was 
big hit; Dooley and Rugel, many encores; 
Madden and Fltxpatrlck. big; Billy Van and 
the Beaumont Sisters, appreciated ; Al. Her- 
man, laughing hit; Klutlng's Animals, satis- 
factory. 

CHESTER PARK (I. M. Martin, mgr.).— 
Regular season opened Sunday. Two Zyls, 
Wheeler and Dolan. Dooley Donovan, Ford, 
Hemley and Co.. under direction of Joe Lea- 
vltt; Broslus and Brown. 

CABARET.— Charles Harris. Cliff Friend, 
iSteve De Maria and the Roman Quintet, 
Johnston Sisters, Fay Todd, Albert Saunders, 
Virginia West, Bobble Burt and O. B. Elwood. 
At Lakeside Rathskeller. The Musical Five. 

The regular show season, with the exception 
of Keith's, which closes next week. Is over. 
The Grand and the Lyric are running pictures. 



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DETROIT. 

By J a DOB ftMtTlI 

TEMPLE (C. O. Williams, mgr. ; U. B O. ; 
rehearsal Monday 10).— Alice Lloyd. bl* : 
Bayon Whipple and Walter Huston, odd 
sketch ; Three Vagrants, well liked ; Karl 
Roslne ; Fred and Adele Astalre. very good ; 
Wakefield and Ireland, good ; BUI Bouncer, 
opened; The Gladiators, strong. 




ORPHEUM (Harry Woods, mgr. ; agent, 
Loew ; rehearsal Monday 10).— John Lavare, 
opened ; Earl and Neal, pleased ; Belle Oliver, 
fair; The Castililons, artistic posing; Neil 
McKinley, hit; Searle A Bro., bicyclists. 

MILES (Dr. Paul C. Dulits, mgr. ; agent. A. 
B. C). — Hal Davis, good; Marie Stoddard, 
good ; Brown and Bristle ; Sam Hood, fair ; 
Albert Rouget and Co. 

DETROIT (Harry Parent, mgr.). — Cyril 
Maud in "Grumpy." Next, "Sweethearts." 

GARRICK (Richard H. Lawrence, mgr.).— 
Dark. Next, Joseph Santley. \ 

AVENUE (Frank Drew, mgr.).— "Sold into 
Slavery," real melodrama. Next, "More to be 
Pitied than Scorned." 

LYCEUM (A. R. Warner, mgr.).— "The 
Grain of Dust.' Next, "The House of a Thou- 
sand Candles." 

OAYETY (J. M. Ward, mgr.).— "Big Sen- 
sation." 



The World's Fair shows (carnival) com* 
Ing week of 17. 



Phil Brown, manager of the Lyceum theatre, 
is managing English's theatre for the sum- 
mer for Barton and Olson. 



A. Cf. Blacker, former manager of the Sellg 
Film Co.'s branch here, has resigned his posi- 
tion and opened the Select Film Exchange. 



Harry Woods, formerly manager of the 
Miles at Pittsburgh, and personal representa- 
tive of C. H. Miles, baa been appointed man- 
ager of the Orpheum, succeeding W. W. Mc- 
Ewen. 



By O. J. CALLAHAN. 

KEITH'S (Ned Hastlng's, mgr.; U. B. O). 
— Long Tack Sam, Webb and Burns, Dainty 
Marie, Rlggs and Wltchle, Jim Cullen. Rae 
Elanor Ball, Dainty English Trio, Murphy and 
Nichols. 

ENGLISH'S (Phil Brown. mgr.).— Lew 
Shank, Stelnde A Lee, West & Boyd, Kelly 
and Galvln, Alexander The Great. 

COLONIAL (Bingham, Crone & Cohen, 
mgrs. ; agent, Sun).— Horace H. Herr, Toy- 
town Revue, The Larconlan*. Taylor and 
Brown, Kathleen Kla-Wah-Ya ; Mullalley. 
Plngree and Co. 

LYRIC (H. K. Burton, mgr.; IT. B. O.).— 
Three Flying Fishers, Lavlne & Inman, Billy 
Rogers, Wayne Trio, Jarvls and Hnrrlson. 

FAMILY (C. Harmon, mgr). Ous Kapler 
Musical Comedy Co. 

OAYETY (C. Cunningham, mgr. ; agent. C. 
T. B. E.). — Vaudeville and pictures. 

COLUMBIA (O. E. Blnck. mgr.).— Has 
closed reaular Reason and gone Into Rtock bur- 
lesque with the Ixmlse Oberworth "Gay 
Widows" Co. 



By R. H. OROUtB. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Lehman, mgr.).— Mer- 
cedes, headllner; Francois and Partner, open; 
Wood A Wyde, clever ; Charles E. Bvans, good ; 
Cameron and Cfaylord, laughs ; Henshaw and 
Avery, good ; Haveman's Animals, thrillur. 

GLOBE.— 1st half. Well balanced bill, con- 
sisting of Lyons, Dogs, Churchill and Rock- 
wood, Frances Genand, Musical Ellisons, Hub- 
bard and Mason and Holman Brothers. 2d 
half. Kelly and Drake, Capt. Geo. Anger and 
Co., Irving Goslar, Three Romans, Frisco Four 
and Warner and White. 

SHUBERT.— Pictures. 

GRAND.— Local talent show. 

AUDITORIUM.— Stock. 

EMPRESS.— Vaudeville. 

HIPPODROME.— Vaudeville. 



Clara A. Brown brought suit this week 
against her husband, Albert H. Brown, head of 
the International Shows, a carnival company, 
for separate maintenance. Mrs. Brown alleges 
that she Is now part owner with Brown of the 
company. She asks for $150 a month for her- 
self and fi-year-old son. 



Velma John, a former chorus girl, 20 years 
old. attempted suicide by swallowing bichlo- 
ride of mercury tablets at her home here last 
week. Her chances for recovery are slight. 
She had quarreled with a younger sister and 
her mother reprimanded her shortly before the 
attempt 



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ORPHFl'M (Clarence Drown, mgr., U. B. O.) 
--Week 11. "The Bride Shop." big hit; Llna 
Abardanell, entertaining ; "Colonial Belles," 
exceptionally good; Lew Hawkins, pleading; 
Hyams und Mclntyre, well received ; Mme. 
Yorska and Co.. repented Hiicces^fully ; The 
Kervlllc, cleverly done ; Parlllo and Frablto, 
patmnhlv pleasing. 

EMPRESS (Harry Follette. mgr., Loew). — 
Week :t, Col. J. A. Pattec and Co., entertain- 



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BERT KALMAR after coming back from the vaudeville trenches has manufactured a 

more sure fire weapon than "WHERE DID YOU GET THAT GIRL?" Harry Tierney 

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Ing ; "Between Eight and Nine," passed nicely ; 
Sandy Shaw, ordinary ; Stewart and Dakln, 
artistic dancers; O'Neill Bisters, enjoyable 
turn ; Lew Hoffman, amusing. 

HIPPODROME (Lester Fountain mgr. ; West- 
ern States). — Week M, Abrams and Johns, well 
received ; Cox Family, entertaining ; Mme. 
Lloyd, remarkably good ; Ollmore and Roma- 
noff, went big ; Curtis and Sutherland, excel- 
lent satisfaction ; Caesar and Saesar, scored 
laughs ; Karlton and Klifford, well applauded. 



REPUBLIC (Al Watson, mgr., Bert Levy, 
agent). — Week 3, Geo. Clancy and Co., excel- 
lent; Boll-Thazer Brothers, very good; Charles 
Hasty, ordinary ; Stan Stanley, warmly re- 
ceived ; Margherita, entertaining ; Joe Reed, 
pleasing ; Pat and Fanny Kelly, good ; Reeves 
and Miller, fine dancers; Lavlne and Matthews, 
fair ; Saunders and Mack, went well ; Lyn- 
dons, pleasing ; London Operatic Trio, satis- 
faction. 

BURBANK— "The Unchastened Woman." 



MOROSCO— Dark. 

MASON— Lenox Theater Co., Yiddish Play- 
ers. 

CENTURY— Burlesque. 



Emma Cams will negotiate with Morosco 
to produce a play. 



William Rock Is in town. Maude Fulton, 
his partner. Is in San Francisco. Rock stated 
that the team may (and may not) split. Miss 
Fulton has ambitions to be a dramatic star. 



Charles Winnings, husband of Blanche 
Ring, has signed with Paths Pehrman. Both 
Winnlnger and his wife will come to Lot 
Angeles in June. 



Walter Duggan blew Into the Southland this 
week and will take a bungalow at Venice. 



L. E. Behymer book Pavlowa Into the 
Mason. 

Oliver Morosco returned Saturday from the 
east. 



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Henry Russell, grand opera lmpraaiflo, Is In 
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Julia El tinge Is sojourning here. 

Milton Heckhelmer Is associated with Vlo- 
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MAJESTIC (James A. Hlgler, mgr. ; agent, 
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CRYSTAL (William Gray, mgr.; agent, 
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Hall, appreciated ; Millard Broa., liked. 



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SHUBBRT (C. A. Nlggemeyer. mgr.).— 
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PABST (Ludwlg Kreisa, mgr.). — Pabat Ger- 
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NEW YORK CITY 

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NEW YORK 

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Northwestern Sportsman's Travel and Vaca- 
tion show. 

ORPHEUM (Thos. Saxe, mgr.).— William- 
son submarine pictures. 



The Empress, the old S-C house that tried 
popular priced attractions, then went into 
stock burlesque and lastly pictures, has cloned. 
Another burlesque stock ventup- Is in the air. 

MONTREAL. 

II V AHTIIl It Hf'lf ALKK. 

ORPHEUM (G. P. Drlni-oll. mar.).— Or- 
pheum Players. Well received by large audi- 
ence. Next. "The Passersby." 

HIS MAJESTY'S.— His Majesty's Players 
presented "It's a Long Way to Tlpperary" and 
scored a big bit. Next, "Charley's Aunt" and 
"Within the Law." 

IMPERIAL (H. W. Conover, mgr.).— Pic- 
tures snd vaudeville to big business. 

C7AYETY (Fred Crow, mgr.).— Wlllard and 
Johnson fight pictures opened Sunday to 8. R. 
0. Pictures very clesr. 

PRINCESS.— Closed for season. 

DOMINO PARK.— Opens 22. 

8QHMER PARK.— Opens 30. 



Dad's Theatrical Hotel 

PHILADELPHIA 

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344-311 So. Clark St. 
Near Jackson Boulevard 

CHICAGO 

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Rates: Single, $4 up per wsok; with hath. 010. 

Double, |7 up per weak, with bath, $12. 

BERT M. ROHN, Mgr. 

SHERMAN'S HOTEL 

Formerly COOKE'S HOTEL 

"A Theatrical Hotel of the Better Class" 

Walnut Street above Eighth 

Opposite Casino Theatre Philadelphia 

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The New Orsnd has discontinued vaudeville 
and Is showing first run moving pictures. 



NEW ORLEANS. 

BY O. M. SAMUmL. 

ORPHEUM (Arthur White, mgr.).— Horllck's 
dancers and Bessie Wynn scored distinct hits 
Monday. Lehoen and Dupreece shoot well. 
Smith and Kaufman, plessed ; Jamss Thomp- 
son, scored nicely ; Linton snd Lawrence, 
clever people, minus good material. Abou 



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son. 

SPANISH FORT (M. S. Sloan, mgr.).— 
Paoletti's Band and Dansant. 

HIPPODROME Jake Miller, Mgr.).— 
Vaudeville. 

ALAMO (Will Ouerlnger, mgr.).— Vaude- 
ville. 



The lower section of the French opera 
house la being renovated. 



Mrs. Arthur White, wife of the Orpheum 
manager, left for the White summer home 
at Forest Lake, Minn., Sunday. 



Notwithstanding vigorous protest from the 
ushers, one of the local theatres is going to 
use non-skid carpets. 



Howard Ross, leader of the orchestra at 
the Dream World, accompanied by Mrs. Ross, 
left for an extended tour of the east. They 
will return in the fall. 



Coster Slnger'b wife is suing him for di- 
vorce in the local courts. She says It's too 
much trouble to keep the pearl buttons on 
his pants. 



Although suffering from the effects of a seri- 
ous operation, Marie Fltzgibbon finished last 
week out at the Orpheum. Miss Fltzgibbon 
was stricken with appendicitis about a month 
ago. 

The front of the Alamo has been remodeled. 



The Pickwick Film Co. has been formed in 
this city and will commence building a studio 
shortly. 



Act wrote in to a country manager near 
here for booking, explaining it used fly pat- 
ter. "Sorry, I can't use you," the manager 
replied, "but my opera house isn't screened." 



PHILADELPHIA 

VARIETY'S 
PHILADELPHIA OFFICE 

605 Keith Theater Building 
JOHN J. BURNES, Correspondent 



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KEITH'S (Harry T. Jordan, mgr. ; agt., 
U. B. O.). — Grace La Rue, making her first 
appearance here for a number of years, is 
headlined this week and proved herself worthy 
of the position. Another hit was Will Rogers. 
Rogers has a number of new tricks with the 
rope and his chatty remarks earned him the 
biggest laughs of show. In opening spot were 
Myrl and Delmar, who have a novel acrobatic 
act. They work in a good-looking garden set- 
ting and do a number of new and difficult 
tricks. They received a big hand and gave 
the show a good start. Henry Rudolf sang 
a number of songs in a pleasing voice. Dar- 
rell and Conway offer something different for 
a man and woman team. The woman is a 
good comedienne and gets many laughs. 
Doyle and Dixon went over big ; Reynolds and 
Donegan were in next position. Will Rogers 
was somewhat handicapped through being 
compelled to work in one. but he put over 
all his tricks and got much comedy out of 
the situation. Sam Mann and Co. in "Lots 
and Lots of It" presented a sketch that con- 
tains real good humor. Mann is amusing and 
his company gave him worthy assistance. 




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Grace La Rue in next position registered solid. 
Six Water Lilies, a girl diving act, closed 
the show. 

BIJOU (Joseph C. Dougherty, mgr.; agt., 
U. B. O.). — The show this week brought to- 
gether a number of old timers. Little Al- 
bright, a Japanese balancer and juggler, 
opened and pleased immensely. In the next po- 
sition were Mack and Williams, a mixed team 
who sing and dance, with dancing featured. 
They registered big. Mr. and Mrs. Mark 
Murphy in "The Coal Strike" were a laugh 
from start to finish and were the hit of the 
bill. The Review Comedy Four seemed to 
pleased a few In the house. Prince Charles, 
a trained monk, was very good. He gets a 
big hand. Comedy pictures closed the show. 

NIXON.— "On the School Playgrounds;" 
Wulter Weems ; La Vine-Clmaron Trio ; 
George Brown ; Reidy and Currier ; Caro- 
lina Duo. 

GRAND. — liiness and Ryan ; Trovato ; Toy 
Brothers ; the Langdons ; Stuart and Keely ; 
Lady Betty. 

BROADWAY.— Vaudeville. 

COLONIAL.— Vaudeville. 

ADELPHI— "Kitty MacKay" with Irene 
Haisman. 

LYRIC— Second week of "To-nlghfs the 
Night." 

FORREST— "The Lady in Red" last week. 
House goes into pictures next week. 

WALNUT.— William Ingersoll Stock Co. 
opened Monday in "The Rainbow." 

GARRICK. — Has gone into pictures. 

VICTORIA. — Pictures and vaudeville. 

WOODSIDE PARK.— Royster-Dudley Opera 
Co. opened Saturday afternoon In "The Choco- 
late Soldier." The attendance was very good 
Saturday and it looks like a profitable Invest- 
ment. This is the first time that shows have 
ever been given at this park. Heretofore 
bands have been the big attraction. 

TROCADERO (Bobby Morrow, mgr.). - 
Stock burlesque, "She's Out Again." 

CASINO.— "The Girls from the Follies." 

GAYETY.— Stock burlesque. "The Tipper- 
ary Girls." 

Fred O. Nlxon-Nirdlinger reconsidered his 
decision to close the Colonial last Saturday 
and decided to install a summer policy at 
ten cents. This will be tried for a few weeks 
and if found satisfactory will remain open 
all summer. The regular scale of prices for 
admission is 10, 20, 30 and HO. 

FOR SALE* Oft ROVALTV-ComaJy Talking 
Dialogue Acts; Tabloid Musical Comedies, and 
Two-Act Musical Burlesques. Address PAUL 
QUINN, (Quinn and Mitchell), Hotel Bristol, 
122 W. 4fth St.. New York City. 



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Mae Russell, the former well known English 
comedienne, led a large delegation In the 
big local suffragette parade, which was held 
here last week. She was recognized by many 
performers along the line of march and was 
given a hearty cheer. 



While attempting to board a moving train 
as it waa leaving the station here laat Satur- 
day, Otto Regalmor, a vaudeville performer, 
of San Diego, Cat., fell beneath the wheels 
of the car. His right arm above wrist waa 
cut off. He was taken to a hospital in a 
serious condition. 



PORTLAND, OREGON. 

By B. B. ANSON. 

HEILIO (W. T. Pangel, mgr.).— 6-8, Marie 
Tempest ; 10-12, John Drew in "Rosemary." 

BAKER (Geo. L. Baker, mgr.).— 2-8, 
Italian Grand Opera. 

ORPHEUM (T. R. Conlon. mgr.; agt., U. 
B. O.). — Hopkins Sisters, fair; Louise Gallo- 
way Co., scored heavily ; Mme. Aldrlch, 
pleased ; Bert Leslie and Co., hit ; Norcross 
and Holdswortb, fine ; Shannon and Annis, 
pleased ; Ideal, pleased ; pictures. 

EMPRESS (H. W. Pierong, mgr.; agt., 
Loew). — Leonard and Lovle, clever; Merlin, 
good ; Mrs. Louis James and Co., fair ; Mar- 
guerite Farrell. hit; Ned Nestor and Co,, 
good ; pictures. 

NEW LYRIC (Dan Flood, mgr.; agt., Fish- 
er). — The Mermaids; Imhoff Duo; Hoey 
Lowell. 



Orpheum closed for the summer May 5. 
The Seattle Orpheum closed May 0. The 
two houses are the only ones of the Orpheum 
chain in the Pacific northwest. 



popular comic opera, "Sweethearts," with 
Christie MacDonald, opened a week's engage- 
ment at this house as the only one available 
owing to the closing of the regular season 
last Saturday night. 

ROYAL ALEXANDRA (L. Solman, mgr.).— 
Percy Haswell presented "A Celebrated Case' 
In a finished manner. Fred Tlden has Joined 
the company as leading man. 

GRAND (A. J. Small, mgr.).— "Overnight,' 
produced by McPhilllps-Shaw Co., scored I 
success. 

SHEA'S (J. Shea, mgr.; agt., U. B. O.).- 
Carolina White, splendid ; Primrose Four, re- 
peatedly encored ; Byal and Early, excellent ; 
Emmet Devoy and Co., held interest; Alf 
James Holt, clever ; Le Grohs, novel ; Kitty 
Edwards and Her Four Escorts, entertain- 
ing. The regular season closes here 15. Cyril 
Maude in "Grumpy" commences a 2 weeks' 
engagement 17. 

LOEW'S YONGE STREET (J. Bernstein, 
mgr.; agt., Loew). — El Cleve, success; Worm- 
wood's Animals, well trained ; Mennettl and 
Sldelli, amusing; Tom Mahoney, laugh pro- 
voker ; Moore and Elliott, good ; Crawford and 
Broderick. pleased ; the Dealeys, clever. 

SHEA'S HIPPODROME (A. C. McArdle, 
mgr.; agt., Loew). — Dr. Carl Herman, mysti- 
fying ; Lowell and Esther Drew, good ; Bob 
Warren, amusing ; Fred and Annie Pelot, 
novel ; Norton and Noble, good ; Morris and 
Jack, pleased ; Silverton Girls, sensational. 

STRAND (Leon Schleslnger, mgr.).— Fea- 
ture pictures and music continue to draw ca- 
pacity crowds. 

Percy Rogers, assistant manager of thi 
Canadian National Exhibition, waa a passen- 
ger on the ill-fated Lust tan la and states that 
he owes his life through being a good swim- 
mer. 



TORONTO. 

BT HARTUBY. 

GAYETY (T. R. Henry, mgr.).— Owing to 
the destruction of the Princess last week the 



The Gayety and Star closed 8 and botl 
will open again early in August. 

Scarboro Beach Park opens for the sea- 
son 15. 



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Next Week (May 7) 

Shea's Buffalo 

Direction Jearie Jacoba. 



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JACK E. GARDNER 

In "CURSE YOU, JACK DALTON" 
Direction, HARRY WEBER 

Gordon ft Elgin Variety N Y 

Gray Trio Variety N Y 

(irees Karl 3 Mariahilf Str Bingen-Rhein Germ 

Guerlte Laura Variety London 

H 

Hart Marie ft Billy Variety N Y 
Hay ward Stafford ft Co Variety N Y 
Heather Josie Variety N Y 
Hermann Adelaide Hotel Pierpont N Y 
HaKsns 4 Australian Vsriety N Y 
Holman Harry Co Variety NY 
Howard ft Syman Variety N Y 



JULIAN SiEGEL 

DENTIST 



PUTNAM BUILDING, !4t3 BROADWAY 

Special Rates to the Profession 
Official DoBtlst to the Whits Rats 



Special tfprvlot for Vaudevllllam 

Rochester, $7.te Toronto, llt.SS 

Buffalo, M SS Chicago, llt.lt 

All Steel Cars, Lowest Faroe, Special 

Baggage Service 

If You Want Anything Quick— 

'Phone W. B. LINDSAY, E. P. A., Bryant 

4212 

A. J. SIMMONS. A. G. P. A. 

Ticket Office, B'way ft 42nd St., New York 



"I Write all Nat M. Wllla' material" 

JAMES MADISON 

AUTHOR FOR MANY HEADLINERS 
14M BROADWAY, NEW YORK (Room 417) 

Theatrical Photographer 

100 8x10, $10.00 (Originals) 
100 8*10, $7.00 (Reproductions) 
100 5x7, $3.50 (Reproductions) 



MS EIGHTH AVENUE 



NEW YORK 



Will HMritet ay let at 

BRIGHTWATERS, L. I. 

tat "Vealet sf Aaerlea." It la set s Isad taste* sf tlt- 
lesary pRpataR set aa attahlliaoJ ssl Ml«t ittsltpas s t 
when asters, sleet fcy bob of artittic view aef isteprity 
hsve treats* s Mssrt tar m—Hssm. My let It iltiatei la 
tat best essttea ssjsat booms sf pera as tst taaraeter aad 
rastrletsl ts a sslMlaj lerUst $3,000. I aa willies ts 
•wl far a rtssssstl* pries sst will attest $200 task lews 
proviso! I asa as atunS sf a resjlsr taeathly paytMat ea 

salaass. AMrssj SACIINCE. VAIIETY. N. V. 



Club-Jugglers Wanted 

Young men not over S ft. I Inchee la height. 
Address MORRIS CRONIN, 1S4 Boat 14tk St.. 
N. Y. City. 



Professionals Tike 
Notice 

Herman & David 

Manufacturers of Quality Clothes 

ore closing out their stock of summer sample 
eulta at the genuine wholesale price of 

$12.50 

These auita are made to retail from $2t to 

m 

Snappy Styles Well Tailored 

A Rare Opportunity. Take Advantage 

HERMAN & DAVID 

MANUFACTURERS OF 

Quality Clothes 

OPS BROADWAY 
Cor. 4th St. ltth Floor N. Y. CITY 



SCENERY 

SEE ME FIRST 

I COB Save Yon Money. Trunk Scenery, Pro- 
vac Hoa Vaudeville Acts. Used Scenery Always 
OB Hand. 

FREDERICK'S SCENIC STUDIO 
$41 W. 42nd St., New York City 




A HABERDASHERY SHOP OF 

EXCLUSIVENESS 

1S7S-1SM Broadway 

running through to 714-71$ 7th Ave. 

Set Melrose Ave., Bronx 

OPPOSITE STRAND 

Phone Bryant 77SS Phone Melrose $$11 



32 VARIETY 

8th AMERICAN SEASON 

ALICE LLOYD 

IN VAUDEVILLE 

NEXT WEEK (May 17), TEMPLE, ROCHESTER 
Representative, PAT CASEY VARmTT^YoT 



C AITS BROS. 



On way to England to play 26 consecutive 
weeks. SAIL SATURDAY on ST. LOUIS 

(AMERICAN LINE) 

BEST OF SUCCESS TO ALL FRIENDS. 



Sam Barto 



Th« Silent 

Variety. 



Blanche Ring 

In VAUDEVILLE 

Permanent Address 

Sunny Gables, Mamaroneck, N. Y. 



Howland * Leacb Variety N Y 

I 

Ideal Orpheum San Francisco 
Ismcd Forsyth Atlanta 

J 

Jefferson Joseph Palace Theatre Bldg N Y 
Jewell's Manikins Roanoke Roanoke Va 
Johnstons Musicsl Variety London 
Jordan at Doherty Variety N Y 
Jossfsson Iceland Gllma Co Ringling Circus 



Kelso & Leighton 167 W 145th St N Y C 
Kdler Mason Co Orpheum Oakland 
Ktrr & Weston Keith's Philadelphia 
Krelles The care Irving Cooper NYC 
Kronold Hans Variety N Y 

L 

LA FRANCE and BRUCE 

Orpheum Circuit 
Direction, HARRY WEBER 

Langdons Ths 801 Palace Bldg NYC 
Leonard & Willard Variety N Y 
Littlejohns The Variety N Y 
Lloyd Herbert Pantages Circuit 
Lowes Two Variety N Y 



The "Classiest" Girl Act in Vaudeville 

CHAS. W. BOYER'S 

"PETTICOAT 

MINSTRELS" 

With 

Nellie Tapper — Margaret Spencer — Maude Ager — Blanche Kleins- 
Beatrice Turner — Bettie Jordan and Dottie Claire. 

May 10*11-12 — Return Engagement at Poll's Theatre, Worcester, Mass. 
May 13-14-15— B. F. KEITH'S ROYAL, NEW YORK CITY. 

Playing United Time Continuous since July 20, 1914 



N 

Nestor Ned ft Sweethearts Loew Circuit 
Nevins & Erwood Majestic Chicago 
Nobis A Brooks Tivoh Sydney Australia 
Norton & Nicholson Keith's Philadelphia 
Nosses Musicsl New Brighton Pa 



Okura Japs Keith's Washington 



Pantzer Duo Orpheum Winnipeg 
PelletJer Pierre Variety N Y 
Puck H & E Keith's Boston 

R 

Reeves Blllr Variety N Y 
Really Caartte Vsriety Ssn Francisco 
Reynolds Carrie Vsriety N Y 
Rlebardlnl aflshaol 10 Leicester Sq London 
RoeheVs Monkey Maslc Hall 2 Mslden Hill 
Gsrdens Mslden Bng 

S 

Schsffer Sylvester csre Tsusig 104 E 14th NYC 
Shentons 3 Vsriety N Y 
Simpson & Desn Vsriety N Y 
SkateUe Bert * Hazel 

Permsnent address Variety N Y 
Stanley Alison Vsriety N Y 
Stanley Forrest Bnrbsnk Los Angeles 
Stein A Hume Variety N Y 
St EJsso Carletta Vsriety N Y 
Stnnnens Leona 1213 Elder Ave N Y 
Sutton Mclntyro A Sutton 904 Palace Bldg N Y 



Direction of 



Palace Theatre Bldg. 



VENO 



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Mardo & Hunter 25 N Newstead Ave St Louis 
McGinn Francis Lambs Club N Y 

Moore St Haager Theater Savannah & Charles- 
ton 
Morrissey & Hackett Variety N Y 



LADY SEN MEI 

DAINTY CHINESE PRIMA DONNA 
Personally represented by NORMAN JEFFRIES 



V v r-'ITF 



WIRE Or? CAL 



FOR THIS r,|7F/Vr SlNGLF. 



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The Master Mind of Mystery 

Assisted by MISS ELSIE TERRY 

Playing Loew Time 



Taliaferro Edith Keith's Philadelphia 
Terada Bros Orpheum Minneapolis 
Tlgbe Harry and Babette Variety N Y 



Valli Muriel & Arthur Variety Chicago 



UU/VHTF. I r-fci NUMBRR 



IN THE HILLS OF OLD KENTUCKY 



^ * • ■ ' n - l i vei y opf'kp/loscr, no 

F. J. A. FORS r ER Publisher . 



FVof. Office 63 Or and Op^r ^ Mo, se Chicago. I 



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NOW PLAYING LOEW CIRCUIT 



Direction 



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WINNING AiWIDOW" •» —- — . 



MARVIN WELT 



ED. E. PIDGEON Personally Presents 

ERNEST EVANS* 



Society Circus and Ballroom Ballet 

Third Week Sensational Success, 

HOTEL SHELBURNE, BRIGHTON BEACH. 



VARIETY 



33 



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Sheedy Vaudeville Agency 

1440 Broadway, New York. Telephone, Bryant 7400 and 7401. Good acts get consecutive bookings 



ROSA VALERIO CO. 

Vaudeville's Classiest Wire Artists 

Next Week (May 17), Keith's, Cincinnati 

In a sensational new act next season 

Direction, GENE HUGHES. 

HOPE VERNON 

U. B. O. and Orpheum Time 
Direction, FRANK EVANS 

Violinsky Variety N Y 

Von Hon* George Variety N Y 

W 
Wad* John P Variety N Y 

Walton * Vivian Baldwin L I 

Wells A Bandy Variety N Y 

Whiting ft Burt Majestic Milwaukee 

Williams ft Rankin, Variety N Y 

Wills Nat Orpheum Winnipeg 

Wright Cecelia United Booking Office N Y 

Z 

Zaselle HMCo3Z)W43dStNYC 

cart Cooper 1416 Bway NYC 



CIRCUS ROUTES 




BARNUM-BAILEY — 14, Reading, Pa; 15, 
Lebanon ; 17, Altoona ; 18, Johnstown ; 10-20, 
Pittsburgh; 21, Wheeling; 22, Uhrichsville, O. 

HAQENBACK-WALLACE— 14, Brie, Pa. ; 15, 
ABhtabula, O. ; 17, Youngstown ; 18, Ravenna ; 
10, Alliance; 20, Canton; 21, Mt. Vernon; 22, 
Woostcr 

101 RANCH— 14, Rochester, Minn. ; 15, Win- 
ona ; 17, Dubuque, la. ; 18, Oelwein ; 10, Cedar 
Rapids; 20, Davenport; 21, Ottawa, 111.; 22-23, 
Chicago. 

RINOLINO— 14, York, Pa.; 15, Wilmington, 
Del.; 17, Trenton, N. J.; 18, Newark; 10, 
Plainfleld; 20, Jersey City; 21, Peterson; 22, 
Newburgh, N. Y. 

SELLS- FLOTO — 14* Sacramento, Cal. ; 15, 
Chico; 16, Montague; 17. Medford, Ore.; 18. 
Roseburg ; 10, Eugene ; 20, Salem ; 21, Mc- 
Mlnnville. 



LETTERS 

Where C follows name, letter is in 
Variety's Chicago office. 

Where S F follows name, letter is in 
Variety's San Francisco office. 

Advertising or circular letters will 
not be listed. 

P following name indicates postal, 
advertised once only. 



Abbott Al (C) 
Adair Janet 
Adams B A E 
Albert Ernest 
Albert Nat (C) 
Alpha Troupe 
Altel Felix 
Amlna Millie 
Anson E A (C) 
Ardell Lillian 
Ashton George 

B 
Baker Porddy 
Barnett 8 C 
Barrington Margurlte 
Banks Estar (P) 
Bell Herb (C) 
Bennett George 
Bennett Joe 
Benson A Belle 
Beranger Dolly 
Bernard Ray (C) 
Bignell Edward 
Blssett Mrs J 
Bolger Harry 
Boyne Hazel 
Braxton Miss V 
Breton Corlnne (P) 
Brlerre Maurice 
Brlggs Edward 
Brown Gil (C) 
Buch Bros 
Burn Chalmers 
Burroughs B W 



Caites Joe 
Calltnan Irene 
Cardwell Robert D 
Carle Grace 
Cavay Albert 
Carter 6 Carter (C) 
Chaloner Cathryn 
Cheater E F 
Cheater Nellie 
Chestley Mae 
Chip A Marble (C) 
Chip Sam (C) 
Mrs 



CfcurcbW 



M (C) 



Clalrmont Joe 
Classy Trio 
Cleveland Mattle 
Compton Chas (P) 
Coatley C E (C) 
Courtney Mlnurva 
Crawley James T 
Crotton Louise (C) 
Cutting A Lulda (P) 



Darling Daisy (C) 
Davis Leslie 
Dean Daisy (C) 
De Corova Leanda (P) 
Beenham Cecil 
De Haven Carter 
Delvechlo Chas (P) 
De Montrouge G D 
Demonla Nettie (C) 
Depreece Leone (P) 
Derrie Helen 
Donegan Thomas 
Downing Helen 
Downing J A 
Duchee Tiny 
Duff Rich 

Dunmore Eileen (C) 
Duncan James 
Dupres Mr G 
, Duval Silver 



Ealand F H (C) 

Edwards Jess 

Eleanor Peggy 

Ellis Al 

Ellis Geo R'A Co (C) 

Ernest Frank 

Espe Al 

Everette Flossie (C) 



Faye Elsie 
Feba Helen 
Fern Alma 
Feme Evelyn 
Ferry Wm 
Flnlay Bob (C) 
Florence Daisy 
Flynn Mr J If 



Recognised Vaudeville Acts 

Writ* or Wire 

J. H. ALOZ 

Booking Agency 
Orpheum Theatre Bldg. 

MONTREAL, P. Q. 




m I I l J 



A SEASitE IfltALfW ML- 

WlT**" ■" mmmUt *- 

iwii, tells 4 ree)d vQflf&Jwv 
$413; fHI tbs state, felly In 
$175 is; awatfcly say- 
tvs sassy satklsf 
; sstsral esrfcsr far 
baste; fssMss smIm 
_ rlssn; yssfat diss, ketelt. teaslt as* 
sll sstissr ipsrte; 45 srisstet sst; fsrt 9c; issshara sss 
cssstry canblnts; sxesrelsai Issvs sflet daily sss* Sassay; 
elreslar apes rasatst 
THE SAC HE REALTY Cf., 220 Broadway, law Vsrt City 



Foo Lee Tong (C) 
Frankleno (C) 
Franks Jophta 
Frankleno A Viol (C) 



Galvln J A (C) 
Galvln Pro Co (C) 
Gardlnes Dora w (C) 
Gardner A Rhodes 
Oascolgnes The 
Gilbert Harry 
GUmore Phyllis 
Goelet Blllie (P) 
Goldlng A Keating (C) 
Oooy Marie 
Granes Charles 
Grant * Ho'ag 
Grauat Mr L M 
Grote May 
Guerlte Laura • 
Gwynne Lylllan 



Hager A Goodwin (C) 
Hamld Geo (C) 
Hardy Adele (C) 
Harris Val 
Hart Julius (C) 
Harvey L (C) 
Hass Chuck 
Hays Dorothy (C) 
Hearn PAL (C) 
Henderson David (C) 
Hendrlx ft Padulax 
Heras ft Preston (C) 
Herbert Mysterious (C) 
Hooper Billy (C) 
Hoskins Lozette 
Horll R (C) 
Howard Jas (C) 
Hughes Gene (C) 
Hughs Madge 



Jackson Blllie 
Jewell Jack 
Jones Jack 



Kanellos Vaslletos (C) 
Kayne Agnes (C) 
Keane Chas (C) 
Keith Ed 

KHIy-Plstol Co (C) 
Kerr Phoebe 
King Gus 
King Les H (C) 
King Millard (C) 



Ladden Al 
Lake Wm ft Co 
La Mont Bros (C) 
La Rose Ned (C) 
Leonard nrrt (C) 
Leonard Eddie (C) 
Leonore MIbb (C) 
Lewellyn Dan (C) 
Llcher James 
Lloyd Kenneth (C) 
Lock wood Howard 
Lorraine Lillian (C) 
Lutz Clare A (C) 
LuzltiBkl JHck (C) 
I/o-Ve A Wilbur 
Lovell A Lovell 
Lycra Lucinnna 

M 

Mahoney Mrs J (P) 
Maler Hazel 
Manion Lucille 
Margo Harry 



Marts Paul 
Mattews Mr R E 
Mautalne ft Van (C) 
Maxlne Miss 
Maynard Edwin (C) 
Mayo Bert (C) 
McCullough Mrs R 
McDongal Hugh 
McGee James (C) 
McGee Kitty (C) 
McOrath Page 
McGuork Fred 
Mclntyre Leila (C) 
Mclntyre Miss L 
Meeker J Matl (C) 
Mellette Rosalie 
Menson Edith 
Melvern Babe (C) 
Meroff Luba 
Mercedes (C) 
Meuther Dorothy 
Meyers Walter 
Miller Irene 
Miller J G (C) 
Milton ft De Long (C) 
Mltchel Isabelle 
Mohler Roy (P) 
Moore Noette (C) 
Morris A Thurston (C) 
Morton Clara (C) 
Murphy Marie 
Murphy Senator F (P) 
Musgrove Harry (C) 

N 

Nathano Bros (C) 
Nash A Evans 
Nelson Harry J (P) 
Nelson Mae 
Norton Ned 



Park Annabelle r 
Payton Corse 
Pcabody Helen 
Perry Geo 
Pisano General 
Piaano General (C) 
Portia Sisters 
Powell Sidney K (C) 
Powers Bros (P) 
Powers Mrs W A (CI 



Raymond&Cavprly ( C ) 
Raymond Elsie 
illcr Frankle 
Roberts Mr (C) 
Rodway Joseph ((-) 
Rose Vera 

Rosenberg Harry (C) 
Rogers Ethel 
Ru88ell Flo 

S 
Sans A Sans 
Santley Joseph H (<"> 
Santos A Hayes (?) 
Sawln Jim (C» 
Sonolr W C iC) 
Schaffer Bud '('\ 
Schuster Milton (C» 
Srott Mrs David (C) 
Shcrn Frank ((') 
Shirley Jeflale 
Sinclair MIbb R D 
Slevln James 
Smith Effle (C> 
Smith E M 
Smith Harry (Ci 
Smith Peter 
Spiegel Mr A A 
Stanley Raymond (C) 
Stewart Sisters 




LEVEY 



INDEPENDENT 



CIRCUI 



VAUDEVILLE 



The Best Small Time in the Far West. Steady Consecutive Work for Novelty Feature Acta 

EXECUTIVE OFFICES, ALCAZAR THEATRE BLDG., SAN FRANCISCO 
Can arrange from three to five weeks between sailings of boats for Australia for all first claaa 
acts. Communicate by wire or letter. 

THE WEBSTER VAUDEVILLE CIRCUIT 

CHICAGO Delaware Bldg. SI W. Randolph St. JENNY WEBSTER, Prop. 
Affiliated with EDWARD J. FISHER, INC., Seattle; BERT LEVEY CIRCUIT. San Francisco 
GEORGE H. WEBSTER, General Manager 

AMALGAMATED Vaudeville Agency 

BOOKING 



B. S. MOSS, President and General Manager 
B. S. MOSS CIRCUIT PRUDENTIAL CIRCUIT 

PLIMMER CIRCUIT 

Artists and Acts of every description suitable for vaudeville can obtain long engagement! by 
BOOKING DIRECT with us. Send in your open time at once or call. 

Offices: Columbia Theatre Bldg.-TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK.— Telephone Bryant S44S 



^aw nam rrf oTaTrperTorrncnigoinKtoKuropcm 
^B s]a% /c% us - The following have: 

^J ^J ' Three Lcightons, Herbert Lloyd & Co., LaMaze Trio, Daisy Lloyd, Lennie and 

Hast, Leamy Ladies, Lorch Family. Lyons and Parker, Frank LcDent, Lamberti, 
Alf Loyal, Lillie Lena, La Faille Troupe, Harry I^eyeiborne, Paul LaCroix. 

PAUL TAUSIG A SON, 104 E. 14th St., New York City 
Carman Savings Bank Bldg. Telephone Stuyvesant 13ft 



Fuller's Australasian Vaudeville Circuit 

Governing Director, Ben J. Fuller 
The 'Hive wire" circuit of the Southern Hemisphere. Where the "main goods'* play 

to 1st weeks. All Rail and Steamship Fares, excess baggage and haulage paid ny tha 

from AMERICA to AMERICA. 

Josephine Gassmaa* who has been on the circuit over 7s weeks (and still going strong), said, 

if the gang back in the States only knew what a "paradise for actors" Australia really is, Gael 

what a stampede there would be. If you have a good single, double or novelty act. gat in touch 

with BEN J. FULLER'S CHICAGO OFFICE. SUence a polite negative. 

Suite 1311— M E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, 111. Phono, Wabash Till 

ROY D. MURPHY, U. S. Representative. 



Harry Rickard's Tivoli Theatres 



LTD. 
AUSTRALIA 

Capital. fUMJM 
And AFFILIATED CIRCUITS, INDIA and AFRICA *-#—*■•» 

Combined Capital, $3,0sf,00f 

HUGH McINTOSH, Governing Director 

Registered Cable Address: "HUGHMAC," Sydney 

Head Office: TIVOLI THEATRE, SYDNEY— AUSTRALIA 

NEW YORK OFFICES, 311 Strand Theatre Bldg. 



Stilling Fred O 
Summers Beatrice (C) 
Sykes Harry (C> 
Symonds Alfaretta 



Tambo Qeorge 
Treleske Cottage 
Turner Grace 
Tyson Charlie 



Vadette Villa 
Van Billy B 
Vincent Florence 
Volta Dr 



(C) 



W 

Waldon CfCll 
Walls Mrs Ned 
Ward Geo H 



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Wayne Eugene L (C) 
Weems Walter 
WellR Billy K 
Wells Edward 
West Willie (C) 
Weston Ml awes <C) 
Whitbeck Florence F 
Whitman Frank 
Williams Gertrude 
Williams Harry 
Woods Earl 
Woods Margarlte (C) 
Worth Charlotte 
Wright Olive 
Wyer Forest O 



York Helen 
Young Elsie 
Young Ethel (P) 
Young Wallace 



D. S. SAMUELS 

Vaudeville Enterprises 

A. SAMUELS 

MANAGER AND PROMOTER 

Wanted, Good Acts, 

Playlets, Tabloid, 

Musical Comedies and 

Performers Wanted 

Call Writer Phone Wire 

Fitzgerald Bldg., 

1482 Broadway, N. Y. C. 

Bryant S3s* 

Producers of Royal Balalaika Orchestra 
with Madeleine Harrison, "Every- 
body" and other acts. 




TO RENT-A fully 
furnished, ten-room 
cottage in a highly 
restricted section of 
Belle Harbor, L. I„ 
within half block of 
ocean's edge. At a 
normal rental to 
a desirable, cartful 
tenant. 

W. A. FARRELL, 

140 Nassau St., 

N. Y. City. 



34 



VARIETY 








The Girl Who Made 
Vaudeville Famous 



THE EVANGELIST OF JOY 

Next Week 1? Palace Theatre Ne ^ ork 



EVA TAN GU AY weighs one hundred and twenty-six 
pounds, so that settles all arguments as to her being 
FAT. 

Congratulations to Mollie Fuller and Fred Hallen on 
real artistic and deserved success. This act does not 
lean on past performances. They have always been 
finished artists, and are, and always will be. A heart 
full of good wishes* from me to them. 

* 



EVA TANGUAY 



P. S.— KINDNESS still reigns at Orpheum Theatre, Brooklyn 



VARIETY 



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IN CO VINO 
MIMOftV OF 

9fm |w«ntomlv 

Murdered 

A VJORi.0 L095 

For which Monby 



Vaudeville's best 
opening act 
will be here 
next week! 




REVIEW OF SEASON, 
HI* —IS. 

MUD fl'trOOD STCRPY SeHSOrf. 1 
"CHUGsT"* PICTURE JMOW TM«r PIPKT 

m*V£ « CHUfiix ir»ci.l , 

JOE ffflYMOrfD 0OUCHT ME /r P/fWlf. 
— JUST Hlti&rOUT I COHLDNT aWtiP 

ru^tep retvuh eve* Pen Ti*&l 
flewp iff/ mrr»ci£ ffY ffp.^SN*u.-/rtfP 
BEueviv it.' i i ■: 




TRANSFIELD SISTERS 

REFINED MUSICAL ARTISTS 

Pl.yla, |„ th. Mlddl. WmI 



Buster 
Santos 

Jacque 
Hays 

The Girls with th* 

Funny Flg-ure 

Direction 
SIMONS AGENCY 





CHSSLIR 

«TM« gov W«t«iwim» * 



1 

"Oft I sit and wonder. 


A» the flittln* weeks roll 


by. 


Why it is that S. * D. 


Are always on the fly I" 


"There's a Reason." 


(Not Grapenuts.) 



IlklNMM 

TH* «i*i- 3or*A*o 




FRANCES 
CLARE 



GUY RAWSON 

in 

"Yesterdays" 

A Dolif htful Story of Youth 

A DISTINCT NOVELTY 

Can consistently fit any 
program. 

Direction 
CHRIS O. BROWN 




4 MARX BROS. - CO 

IN "HOME AGAIN" 

Th* moit Mutational .uccm of th. MM —. 
DinctlMl HARRY WEBER. AddxM. VARIETY, N.w Yw 




HARRY HOLMAN 
"Adam "Killjoy" 



THOS. j. fttzpatrick 

Neat Wash (May 17), Temple, 
Detroit 



NILA DEVI 

Three solid months, NEW YORK ROOF 
Address care VARIETY, New York 



Dancing DALYS 

"GOLDEN CROOK" CO. 



ALFREDO 

RICKARDS TOUR- AUSTRALIA 

4 Antwerp Girls 

In a Musical Dtoertisement 

Direction. ED. KELLER 



LON 



CONSTANCE 



SMITH and FARMER 



Direction JULE DELMAR 







The World's Greatest 
Boomerang Throwers 

A SENSATIONAL NOVELTY 

VAN and BELLE 

BOOKED SOLID 

Direction, SIMON AGENCY 



Billie SHAW and SEABURY William 

The Couple that Revived the Cake- Walk— and challenge* anyone. 

Variety. N. Y. 



KUY KENDALL 

CHAMPION AMERICAN BOY DANCER 

Just Finished 18 Weeks' Engagement New York Roof 
Address HOTEL McALPIN, NEW YORK 



Nan Halperin 



Direction, M. S. BENTHAM 



CARUSO IN VAUDEVILLE 

With his Wonderful Burlesque Chorus. 
Supported by a company of good talkers and cry babies 

MADAM TUTTLE'S = PARROTS 

Direction, V. B. O. 



JULES 



MLLE. 




NEW FOR BROADWAY 

BARBE and DONAIRE ^t£Lm 

WORLD FAMOUS APACHE DANGERS \4W8b DOrnndUpi 




WILLIE SOLAR 



Direction 



HARRYJFITZGERALD 

Palace Theatre Building, New York 



VARIETY 



IRVING 






The Moat Remarkable 
Ballad of a Decade that Fritzi 
Scheff made instantaneously 
famous at the Palace, New 
York. 



1ST VERSE 
I know a millionaire who's burdened with 



A load is on his mind— he's thinking of 

the day 
When ho must pass away and leave his 

wealth behind. 
I haven't any gold to leave when 1 grow 

old. 

Somehow it passed me by— I'm very poor, 
hot still, 

IH leave a precious will, when I must say 




CHORUS 

111 leave the sunshine to the flowers, 

111 leave the Springtime to the trees, 

And to the old folks HI leave the mem'i 

Of a baby upon their knees; 

HI leave the night time to the 

111 leave the song birds to the blind, 

111 leave the moon above to those m love, 

When I leave the world behind— 



The chorus is no stronger than the story, nor the melody, 
for the melody is as striking as either. 

Irving Berlin has written some wonderful songs, but never 
did he write one as wonderful as this one. 

Irving Berlin goes onward and upward, always excelling 
himself in any style of composition or lyric writing, and 
"When I Leave the World Behind" is the pinnacle of both. 





A ballad that was a hit before it was published 

We recommend this tong to every singer. Wat- 
•rson, Berlin & Snyder go on record as say- 
ing it is the greatest number ever on the music 
market. 

WitersM, Berlin & Siyder 

Strand Theatre Bldg. 9 47th St. and B'way, New York 



_ CHICAGO PHILADELPHIA ST. LOUIS 

IS Randolph Street 023 Walnut Street Frank Building 



BOSTON 
Hi Tremont Straat 



MAX WINSLOW, Professional Department 





TEN CENTS 




VOL. XXXVIII. NO. 12. 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1915. 



PRICE TEN CENTS 

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Have Worked the Past 3 Seasons 155 Weeks, as follows: 

Seasons 

1912-13 "Bowery Burlesquers" 41 weeks 

Vaudeville 9 weeks 
1913-14 "Golden Crook" Burlesquers 42 weeks 

Loew Circuit 5 weeks 

Poli Circuit 6 weeks 

1914-15 Loew Circuit 20 weeks 

W.V.M.A. 12 weeks 

BACK TO LOEW CIRCUIT for 20 weeks, ending July 3. 

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Vol. XXXVIII. No. 12. 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1915. 



PRICE 10 CENTS 



"CRIMINAL PUBLICITY" BAN 

BY VAUDEVILLE MANAGERS 



United Booking Offices Gives Notice "Publicity Through Crim- 
inal Proceedings" no Longer Sufficient. Mrs. Carman 
Case in Point. End of "Police Freak Acts." 



Through a notice tacked up in the 
United Booking Offices this week, 
agents enjoying the privilege of "the 
floor" in that agency learned the day 
of the "criminal proceedings publicity 
headliner" had reached its end. The 
notification conveyed the information 
that the U. B. O. 'managers looked upon 
the submission of a person for book- 
ings in vaudeville, where that person 
had gained publicity through the 
medium of proceedings in criminal 
courts, as an insult to the big time 
managers, and the little slip of paper 
plainly indicated any agent would do 
well to hereafter veer away from that 
class of attraction. Formerly, and be- 
fore Hammerstein's Victoria closed its 
doors, "Hammerstein's" was the place 
where a "freak attraction," newspaper- 
made, could find an abiding place as 
headliner, if enough printer's ink, free, 
had been spilled over it. 

Mrs. Carman, recently acquitted of 
murder on her second trial, at Hemp- 
stead, L. I., caused the U. B. O.'s pro- 
clamation. Mrs. Carman is said to have 
been offered to the vaudeville managers 
at $750 a week, and was reported to 
have been tentatively engaged to open 
at the Prospect, Brooklyn, May 24. 
When E. F. Albee returned last week 
to New York, after a trip west, and 
heard of the Freeport woman's engage- 
ment, he immediately ordered the name 
"rubbed off' the books and at the same 
time issued the order that contains no 
loop hole, all the big time managers 
having been in accord with his action. 

As far as the big time vaudeville 
houses in this country are concerned, 
the haven fo*-. uie prosecuted, perse- 
cuted, on bail or on appeal people 
seems to have passed away. 



has been submitted to William Fox by 
John (the Barber) Reisler. 

Fox is now playing pop vaudeville 
at the Academy, which seats 3,600. It 
has tried various policies. The rental 
of the theatre (since stores were placed 
on the street front) is said to be about 
$65,000 yearly. 

If the vaudeville policy is abandoned 
and the Academy becomes a fight club, 
the bouts will take place on the stage, 
with additional seats placed in the 
house to bring the total seating capac- 
ity to 5,000. 

The vaudeville and picture conges- 
tion on 14th street may be further re- 
lieved, it is said, by next season, when 
the Dewey theatre, also a William Fox 
house, may be taken over by P. H. Sul- 
livan, who will play legit combinations 
in it. 



ACADEMY FOR FIGHTS? 

The Academy on 14th street may 
become a fight club. The proposition 



OVER $500,000 FOR "CHIN CHIN." 

"Chin Chin" has drawn in so 'f^r over 
$500,000 for its manager, Charles Dil- 
lingham. The show has averaged $18,- 
000 weekly. Last week, when outside 
reports had its business somewhat off 
for the first time, the box office reports 
evidence the piece did $17,442. 

The high mark of the run was New 
Year's week, when over $21,000 was 
registered. Seats are now selling up 
to July 3. 

Besides owning the attraction, Mr. 
Dillingham also operates the Globe 
where the piece is now in its 30th week. 

Another of the Dillingham successes 
"Watch Your Step," will play in dupli- 
cate next season. The original com- 
pany has been nearly all re-engaged, 
including the Castles, who were under 
contract to cover next season. One 
of the "Step" shows will open in Bos- 
ton, the other in Chicago. 



If you don't advert!** In VARIETY, 
don't odvortlM. 



PALACE HOLDS OVER TANGUAY. 

The somewhat remarkable occur- 

rence of being held over as the feature 

attraction in the big Palace theatre 

during the summer season, happened 

to Eva Tanguay Wednesday, when she 
was requested by the theatre manage- 
ment to remain at the head of the Pal- 
ace show for another week, commenc- 
ing Monday. 

This signal honor has been but twice 
conferred by the Palace during its reg- 
ular season, first to Nazimova in a 
sketch, and weeks of March 1-8, to 
Emma Calve. 

Miss Tanguay opened at the Palace 
Monday, playing a return engagement. 
Attendance at both performances was 
terrific. The strength developed by 
Miss Tanguay as draw up to Wednes- 
day decided the Palace people upon her 
retention. 



"101," EXPO'S FREE FEATURE. 

San Francisco, May 19. 

The 25-cent admission tax to the Mil- 
ler Bros. 101 Ranch Wild West has 
been abolished, and the circus Is now a 
free attraction of the Exposition. It 
will remain so throughout the run of 
the fair, it is said. 

For some time the Exposition people 
have considered various ways of draw- 
ing the public to the "Zone," and final- 
ly concluded that if the wild west show 
were made free, giving two shows 
daily, it would do the work. 

The Miller Bros, are said to have re- 
ceived a liberal contract with the Expo 
for the free show, although on the 
other hand, it is reported the brothers 
are coining so much money from the 
sale of horses to the warring nations 
abroad that nothing much concerns 
them otherwise Just now. 



BEACH'S BAD START. 

The beach vaudeville houses got a 
bad start Monday, with the weather 
against them. It was rainy and the 
Brighton Beach, also Coney Island, 
shore was a dreary waste. 

However, the managements of the 
Brighton theatre and Henderson's re- 
ported good business considering, 
claiming opening records had been 
broken at night, though the matinee 
in either house drew but little. 



FOX-DOLLYS' 4-ACT. 

George O'Brien, of the Harry Weber 
agency, has built up a turn that will be 
composed of Harry Fox, Jennie and 
Rosie Dolly and Jean Schwartz, to 
open May 31 at the Palace, New York. 

$1,300 is the reported asking price for 
the four-act, constructed for temporary 
vaudeville engagements during the 
summer. 



BRONX PRICE CUTTING. 

A theatre price-cutting battle is on 
in the Bronx between Keith's Royal 
and Loew's National. When the big- 
time season at the Royal stopped, pop 
vaudeville was programed with the ad- 
missipn 5-10-15. The National at once 
reduced its prices to the same figures. 
The National's former prices were the 
usual Loew scale, 10-15-25. 



LOU-TELLEGEN AND SKETCH. 

A sketch and Lou-Tellegen for 91,- 
500 weekly have been offered the vau- 
deville managers by H. B. Marinelli. 
The French actor is in the lead of 
"Taking Chances" at the 39th Street 
theatre. His only appearance in vau- 
deville here was in support of Bern- 
hardt on her last trip. 



MOSS BUILDING. 

Ben S. Moss is adding another new 
theatre to his popular priced vaudeville 
circuit and engaged Thomas W. Lamb 
Wednesday to draw up plans for the 
house, to be built at 44th street and 
Fifth avenue, Brooklyn. 

The new Moss theatre, following the 
plan of naming them after presidents, 
will likely be called the Monroe. The 
site alone cost $150,000. The Monroe 
will seat 2,000. 



Speculating on Hammerstein Site. 

Show people along Broadway have 
been speculating where another Ham- 
merstein theatre could be erected in 
Times Square, to seat over 3,000. The 
Victoria, as reported in Varibtt last 
week, will play pictures (when reopen- 
ing) under the management of S. L. 
Rothapfel, of the Strand. 

Mr. Rothapfel has the financial back- 
ing of Clifton Livingston and Otto 
Kahn, who are also expected to finance 
the new Hammerstein structure. 



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ONE AGENT SUBMITS 240 ACTS 
TO FIRST BOOKING MEETING 



H. B. Marinelli Hands Long List of Material to Big Time 
Vaudeville Managers 9 Initial Conclave. Other Agents 
Make Claims. Some Next Season's Routes 
Reported Being Laid Out. 



At the first meeting of the big time 

vaudeville managers in the United 

Booking Offices last week, to consider 

routes and turns for next season's 

programs, it is said that H. B. Marinelli, 
the international agent, submitted a 
list of 240 acts for their consideration. 
It is the largest number of turns on 
record, represented by one agent at 
one time. 

The list included, according to re- 
port, names from the best known of 
the operatic world, to the customary 
acrobatic "closing act," with salaries 
of all amounts, large and small. Native 
and foreign acts were plentifully in- 
terspersed on the Marinelli 20 sheets 
containing 12 acts each. The sheets 
were classified according to the char- 
acter of the turns. One had 12 modern 
dancing acts on it, headed by Mr. and 
Mrs. Vernon Castle. 

Another had important English 
names, many never having played over 
here. Among them were G. P. Huntley, 
Arthur Bouchiere and Irene Van 
Brough, George Graves, Barclay Gam- 
mon, Margaret Cooper and a Fred 
Emmey. Ella Shields, an American 
artiste who has made a name for her- 
self abroad, was also on the Marinelli 
list. Miss Shields is said to be asking 
$750 weekly to play on this side. 

Among the operatic stars were 
Mary Garden, Cavalleiri, Tetrazzini, 
Melba and Breval. 

Masgagni, Leoncavallo and Co., 
Rejane, Sahary Djelli and Regina 
Flory were also listed. 

From the Continent Marinelli had 
Little Charlotte, Hagedorn, Weise's 
Bears, Voo Doo (a female impersonator 
who dances with a snake), Jeisler (a 
noted cello player), Amelia Torres, and 
George Fowler, a juggler who only 
juggles watches and clocks. Mika 
Mikum, a Russian girl cartoonist, was 
another. 

Vesta Tilley, according to the Mari- 
nelli books, is available over here next 
spring, likewise Hetty King. 

Several of the U. B. O. agents re- 
marked after hearing of the Marinelli 
list and the names upon it that "Mari- 
nelli had grabbed everything in sight," 
meaning he had placed upon his sheet 
some American acts claimed by other 
agents. The points in dispute may be 
subject to future adjustment. 

The managers are said to have com- 
menced active routing last week. All 
of the agents in the United Booking 
Offices submitted lists of turns under 
their direction. Meetings weekly or 
more often will be held by the booking 
men over the summer. 

Harry J. Fitzgerald secured the first 
route laid out by the first booking meet- 
ing. It was for Norton and Lee, 51 
weeks, opening June 20 at the Majestic, 



Chicago. The route covers the 
Orpheum Circuit, along with the east- 
ern houses. 



GABY AND PILCER REUNITED. 

London, May 19. 

Gaby Deslys' and Harry Pilcer will 

reunite on a London stage May 31 

when the second version of the revue 

now at the Alhambra is produced with 
both Gaby and Pilcer holding promi- 
nent principal roles in the cast. * Gaby 
will play several comedy scenes with 
Robert Hale and will dance with Pil- 
cer. The remainder of the cast re- 
mains practically the same excepting 
Lee White, who opens at the Pavilion 
the same date for a short run, sailing 
to America immediately after. 

R. H. Burnside sailed for the United 
States on the New York May 15. 
Burnside was unable to close a deal 
with Gaby to bring her under the man- 
agement of Chas. Dillingham; there 
was a difference of $1,250 in the weekly 
demand and offer. 

Gaby's Alhambra contract carries a 
salary and percentage arrangement, the 
engagement having been consummated 
by Percy Riess of the Wolheim 
Agency. 

The J. M. Barry revue, "Rosy Rap- 
ture," at the Duke of York's theatre, 
in which Gaby is now leading, will con- 
sequently close May 29, through her 
departure. 

After the Gaby-Pilcer separation, 
Harry Pilcer formed a dancing turn 
with Teddie Gerard and played the 
halls here. They were in negotiation 
for an American vaudeville tour when 
the re-union occurred, of the former 
partners. 

THE TOP-LINE ACT THAT MAKES GOOD 
THE POSITION. 




MISS KITTIE ROSS, who has made such a 
phenomenal success the past two years in 
Europe, with Howard Bros. Operatic Revue, is 
conceded to be the only woman with a pure 
male tenor voice. She has caused a great deal 
of discussion amongst European vocal instruc- 
tors and throat specialists, who proclaim it 
marvelous. 

Miss Ross will appear with HOWARD BROS, 
the coming season in AMERICA. 



annosBGSBSEaM 

CANADIANS OVER-ZEALOUS 

The Canadian immigration authori- 
ties appeared over-zealous and to have 
over-stepped their official province last 

Sunday night, when they turned back 
at the border Wilda Moore, a recog- 
nized American actress of unquestioned 
repute. She had started on her way 
to join the Orpheum stock at Mon- 
treal. "Damaged Goods," with which 
Miss Moore had been touring, closed 
its season in Buffalo Saturday. 

Miss Moore returned to New York 
Monday morning, and left again Tues- 
day night for Montreal, after Clark 
Brown, general manager of the Cana- 
dian Circuit, which embraces the Or- 
pheum, Montreal, had called the atten- 
tion of the Dominion government at 
Ottawa to the action taken against 
Miss Moore. 

The Canadian authorities claim that 
since the soldiers have encamped 
awaiting their turn to sail for the bat- 
tle scene, dissolute women have crossed 
the border from this country, hanging 
around the camping grounds. When 
taken into custody these women have 
asserted they were "actresses" from the 
States, sent into Canada for theatrical 
engagements and stranded there, it be- 
coming necessary for them to raise 
means to return home. The Canadians 
accepted these statements apparently 
without further investigation, and is- 
sued a warning to its immigration 
force to look out for American act- 
resses about to enter Canada. Miss 
Moore was the first to run afoul of 
the ruling. 

Mr. Brown in placing the facts be- 
fore the Government drew attention to 
the difference between actresses and 
those "actresses" who only so pro- 
claim themselves when in difficulty. 



CONTINUING FROHMAN POLICY. 

London, May 19. 
William Lastocq, general manager 
of the English interests of the late 
Charles Frohman, has received word 
from New York that Frohman's busi- 
ness here will be continued and all 
contemplated productions made. 



WARDROBE CENSORED. 

London, May 19. 
A representative delegated by the 
Lord Chamberlain to report on the 
costumes worn at the Islington Em- 
pire, visited that house last week and 
severely criticised the wardrobe. His 
report was acted upon this week when 
the Chamberlain officially notified the 
managers to conform with the sugges- 
tions of the censor. 



SKETCH FOR AMERICAN. 

London, May 19. 
Robert Ober and Co. opened at the 
Coliseum in "A Regular Business 
Man." While the piece went over 
fairly well it would have fared much 
better if localized and played by native 
actors. 



Rita Jolivet in "Broadway Jones/' 

London, May 19. 
Rita Jolivet is the latest addition to 
the Seymour/ Hicks "Broadway Jones'* 
show. 



SAILINGS. 

Reported through Paul Tausig & 
Sons, 104 East 14th street, New York: 

May 19, Clifford Brooks (Arabic). 

May 22, Anthony Ward, Campbell 
and Barber, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Errol, 
Claude and James Powell (St Paul). 



San Francisco, May 19. 

June 8 (for Australia), Wallace Gal- 
vin, Alf Rippon, Paul Stevens, Jarvis 
and Dare, Clements and Dean, Jimmy 
Britt (Sonona). 



TIRING OF KHAKI. 

London, May 19. 

Patrons of the music hall galleries 
have become tired of the khaki uni- 
forms generally worn nowadays by 
artists and it looks as though the na- 
tional military costumes will have to 
be entirely eliminated in stage pro- 
ductions. 

The gallery crowd invariably hoot 
those individuals who adorn themselves 
in the costume of khaki material. 



Fleet Hurt Small Time. 
While the fleet was in the North 
River the small-time vaudeville, also 
picture houses around New York and 
Brooklyn, suffered accordingly, the 
usual patrons of those houses taking 
their recreation by walking over to 
Riverside drive and looking at the 
boats. 



Basil Hallam Joins the Army. 

London, May 19. 
Basil Hallam left the Palace this 
week to join the army. 



French Revue at Pavilion. 

London May 19. 
The Moulin Rouge Revue with the 
French company intact has been en- 
gaged to open at the Pavilion June 14. 



REMICK'S NEW SONGS. 

"Ypsilanti" is a new swinging num- 
ber by Alfred Bryan and Egbert Van 
Alstyne that Jerome H. Remick & Co. 
has under way for the summer's joyful 
melody. Mose Gumble is ready to 
make the usual affidavits regarding this 
number, which is also backed up by 
the personal opinion of Jerome H. 
Remick, himself. 

Another Remick, comic and timely, 
is "Mr. Whitney's Jitney Bus" by A. 
Seymour Brown and Clarence Gaskill. 
It has a funny idea with a corking lyric 
and enough extra verses to monopolize 
a performance. "My Tom Tom Man" 
is another of Rcmick's latest, carrying 
a pretty melody by Van Alstyne, with 
words by Gus Huhn. 

The Remick firm will publish the 
music for the new musical productions 
to be made in August, 'The Girl Who 
Smiles" from the Times Producing 
Co.. and "Two Is Company" by the 
Savoy Producing Co. The writers of 
the pieces arc the same who formulated 
"Adele." "The Midnight Girl," and 
"Alma." 



Reginia Dare of B. A. Rolfe's 
"Brideshop" has married a non-pro- 
fessional and is making her home in 
Puffalo, N. Y. 



Vaudeville 



CONSUME IN POSSESSION OF 
WESTERN CIRCUIT NEXT MONDAY 



Will Continue to Operate Most of Circuit with Present 
Bookings Over the Summer to be Furnished by Loew 
Until Other Arrangements Are Made. Four 

S-C Houses Closed 



John W. Considine will take posses- 
sion of the former Sullivan-Considine 
theatres in the west, 18 in all, com- 
mencing next Monday, May 24. The 
Loew Circuit returns the physical pos- 
session of the properties Sunday, hav- 
ing legally turned over the S.-C. Cir- 
cuit to its former owners a couple of 
weeks or more ago. 

It is Mr. Considine's intention to op- 
erate most of the S.-C. houses over the 
summer with the present vaudeville 
policy, bookings to be continued into 
the theatres by Joseph M. Schenck, of 
the Loew offices, until other booking 
arrangements are made by Considine. 

Regarding the future of the circuit, 
Mr. Considine, who is in New York, 
says he has not had time to give it 
much thought. Fred Lincoln, general 
manager of the chain under the S.-C. 
regime, arrived in New York Wednes- 
day and Mr. Considine will confer with 
him. He mentioned having great faith 
in Mr. Lincoln, gained through the 
previous connection, and Mr. Considine 
also remarked he had not noticed any 
booking man around here who ap- 
peared to know more about booking 
and putting vaudeville shows together 
than Chris O. Brown. Mr. Brown was 
the general booking manager for the 
S.-C. Circuit before Loew secured it. 

The Loew road shows now' playing 
will gradually run off, ending at Los 
Angeles, where the theatres are not 
previously closed. Two of the S.-C. 
theatres, at Salt Lake City and Den- 
ver, closed last Saturday. The S.-C. 
houses at Spokane and Kansas City 
close this week. 

Loew acts on the western time, if no 
further engagements out there are 
found for them, will be brought back 
to New York by that circuit, it was 
said, in the Loew office this week, and 
the remainder of their contract played 
on the Loew time around New York. 
There are about 80 acts now playing in 
the west for Loew. 

In sending out the S.-C. road shows 
over the summer, those routed from 
New York will open at Butte, then go- 
ing to Seattle and travelling down the 
Coast. The middle west end of the 
S.-C. Circuit will be supplied by bills 
through the Loew office in Chicago, 
in conjunction with the New York 
apency. 

At the Loew office in New York 
Wednesday it was stated no change 
would occur in the Loew Chicago 
agency. The Jones, Linick & Scliacf- 
fer theatres, also the Miles houses, now 
booked on the Loew Circuit, will 



continue to make their booking head- 
quarters in the Loew Chicago branch, 
it was added. 



GARDEN CHANGES CONTINUE. 

The cast of the Winter Garden show 

"Maid' in America," scheduled for an 

early opening at the Palace, Chicago, 

underwent another shakeup last week 

with the engagement of Sam Sidman 

for the part created by Chas. Ross. 
The several principals who had been 
rehearsing in different places' were im- 
mediately dismissed with the informa- 
tion that the part was to be rewritten 
to fit Sidman. 

At the same time it was reported 
Rita Gould would not be with the show 
when it left New York, although no 
announcement of her successor was 
forthcoming. The fact that the Shu- 
berts had been rehearsing several ap- 
parently capable people for the various 
parts, only to drop them ungracefully 
without notice with the engagement of 
new people did not cause any great 
surprise to those who understand the 
methods of that organization, although 
the principals affected commented 
rather harshly on the action. 

It is understood the Shuberts are 
trying to slip the new cast through 
without any publicity if possible, real- 
izing the natural reception at Chicago 
when it becomes known that hardly 
any of the original company is travel- 
ing with the show. 

The Chicago papers have frequently 
commented on the . shrewdness of the 
Shuberts in sending out second com- 
panies for the road tour and feel that 
Chicago at least should be supplied 
with the original cast. Just what their 
opinion of the "Maid in America" prop- 
osition will be is problematical, t 

Another of the two remaining orig- 
inal principals in "Maid in America" 
will leave the production before it 
starts westward. Belle Ashlyn has 
given in her "notice." Dazie is the 
single original principal left in the 
show to date. With Miss Ashlyn will 
go her husband, Billy Gould. It is said 
the Shuberts wanted Gould and Ash- 
lyn to do their full vaudeville act dur- 
ing the performance. 

The new show may open at the Gar- 
den May 29. 

Montgomery and Moore have been 
engaged to head the "Maid" show for 
the Chicago run. Dama Sykes, who 
was to have opened with the same 
piece Monday night, reconsidered her 
decision, not going in the cast. Her 
stage partner and husband, William 
Halligan, took up his role in the pro- 
duction that evening. 



If you don't advortlso In VARIETY, 
don't odvortiM. 



CHICAGO AGENTS BOOKING. 

The several Chicago agents visiting 
New York are finding comparatively 
little trouble in locating a list of de- 
sirable material for the middle west, a 
large number of eastern acts that here- 
tofore avoided that section, because of 
the uncertainty of consecutive booking, 
having decided to chance the blanket 
contracts in preference to gambling 
with the east for another season. The 
past season's experience around New 
York has proved a boom to the mid- 
dle west, and with the rearrangement 
of the Loew-Considine-Sullivan cir- 
cuits the eastern possibilities have been 
decidedly lessened. 

The partial elimination of tabloid 
shows in the middle west has also 
stimulated the vaudeville prospects 
thereabouts, and it seems reasonably 
sure that all acts favored with the 
blanket contracts being issued by Sam 
Kahl of the Western Vaudeville Man- 
ager's Association and C. S. Humph- 
rey (here representing the Chicago 
branch of the United Booking Offices, 
will be fulfilled as represented. 



SISTERS FORSAKE BURLESQUE. 

The Watson Sisters, Fannie and Kit- 
tie, are now a "sister act" in vaude- 
ville, having forsaken burlesque, where 
they have been favorably known for 
some years. 

Max Spiegel featured the Watson 
Sisters for a couple of seasons in one 
of his Columbia Amusement Co. shows, 
the girls taking the lead in the billing 
and performance upon a salary basis. 
It is understood Spiegel declined to 
grant the sisters' request for a slight 
raise in salary for next season, where- 
upon the girls obtained immediate 
vaudeville bookings. 



SELLS-FLOTO FLOPPING? 

San Francisco, May 19. 

The Sells-Floto Circus, which has 
Buffalo Bill especially attached for ex- 
tra drawing power, is said to have 
grown disgusted with show conditions 
along the Coast, where it is now play- 
ing. 

Receipts are reported for Sells-Floto 
low enough to leave a loss for the cir- 
cus of between $500 and $1,000 daily. 
It is said there is some talk of the out- 
fit jumping east, to reach Michigan the 
first week in June. 

The circus is now in Oregon, having 
left California last Sunday. It is work- 
ing up toward the best stands in Wash- 
ington, playing Seattle on its route 
card for three days commencing May 
31. 



Canadian License Feet Reduced. 

Toronto, May 19. 

A reduction in the cost of theatre 
licenses has been made by the Province 
of Ontario, the charge for houses in 
cities carrying a population of 25,000 
now being $200 instead of $300, as for- 
merly, while in towns listed with 10.000 
inhabitants and not more than 25,000, 
the price is scheduled as $100, instead 
of $200. 

For licenses in cities carrying a popu- 
lation below 10,000 the license fee is 
now $50. 



MUTUAL ADMIRATION. 

Stella Mayhew and her husband, Bil- 
lie Taylor, returned to New York Sun- 
day, after spending 38 weeks with Ar- 
thur Hammerstein's "High Jinks," in 
the record musical show run of the 
season on the road. "High Jinkfc" was 
one of the very few road attractions 
that made any money for its owner. 

Speaking of the trip Miss Mayhew 
said: "Arthur Hammerstein is the 
nicest manager I ever had a contract 
with. When on the Coast he would 
see business was very bad, but never a 
word from New York. Nothing on 
the call board about business bad and 
salaries cut, not a word or a sign that 
anyone knew we had struck a losing 
streak." 

Mr. Hammerstein, when speaking of 
his Mayhew-Taylor ("No. 1") "High 
Jinks" always gave Miss Mayhew 
credit for pulling that show out of dan- 
ger when it moved from the Lyric to 
the Casino, New York, last Summer. 
The manager stated the patronage 
turned into profit the day Miss May- 
hew joined, and never wavered until 
the Coast trip was taken, at a time 
when no show out there could do any- 
thing. Mr. Taylor vainly advised 
against going to the Coast. 

Mr. Taylor and Miss Mayhew may 
play in vaudeville this summer. The 
Palace. New York, wants them. It is 
some time since they have appeared in 
the twice daily houses, although they 
are not inclined to return to work in 
the hot weather, after their long tour 
over the country. 



THE CHAPLIN FLOOD. 

Nearly all playing organizations that 
employ songs have inserted a "Charlie 
Chaplin Number since the Chaplin 
craze lately started. The musical show 
to claim the Chaplin number as the 
initial stage attempt is "All Over 
Town," the Joseph Santley production, 
opening April 26 in New Haven, when 
the Chaplin number was in the piece. 
The Santley show is in Detroit this 
week, and goes to the Garrick, Chicago, 
May 30. 



IN AND OUT. 

Solly Ward and Lillian Fitzgerald re- 
placed Gene Hodgkins and his new 
dancing partner, Marguerite d'Estrees, 
at the Fifth Avenue the first half of 
the week. The team of dancers ap- 
peared for the first show, but when the 
time for the second performance ar- 
rived Mile. d'Estrees developed a sud- 
den attack of illness. 



Florence Rockwell Booked. 

Though late in preparing for a vau- 
deville debut, Florence Rockwell, from 
the legit, is soon to make the plunge, 
with a sketch and four people. Harry 
Fitzgerald did the booking. Miss 
Rockwell opens on the Poli time, ap- 
pearing at the Palace, New York, June 
21. 



Grand Opera at Palisades Park. 

Joe and Nick Schenck have arranged 
with the Avitabile-Martelli English 
Opera Co. to present grand opera at 
popular prices in the open air theatre 
at Palisades Park, opening May 29. 



VAUDEVILLE 



SEASON'S FIRST CIRCUS CLASH 
SCHEDULE D SOON IN MICHIGAN 

101 Ranch, Barnum ft Bailey's and Hagenbeck- Wallace Routed 

to Conflict at Detroit. Wild West Show Beating B-B 

Into Big Michigan Towns. Willard Proving Big 

Draw for 101 Ranch. 



Detroit, May 19. 

This city is to be the scene of a 
three-cornered circus fight next week 
with Miller & Arlington's 101 Ranch, 
Barnum & Bailey's and the Hagen- 
back-Wallace circus acting as princi- 
pals. The interest is centered around 
the dates of the Ranch show and the 
Barnum-Bailey outfit, the latter having 
originally booked Detroit for May 31- 
June 1 on a two-day stand. Edward 
Arlington, of the 101 Ranch, jumped 
into Detroit and arranged dates for the 
Wild West, bringing it to Detroit May 
28-29. This move prompted the Bar- 
num managers to take up Columbus 
and other towns scheduled prior to 
Detroit, bringing the circus into this 
city on a triple run from Uhrichsville, 
O., arriving here for a local showing 
May 24-25. 

Not to be outdone by this leap, the 
101 Ranch, which carries Jess Willard 
as a feature attraction, took advantage 
of the fact that Barnum & Bailey 
would have to play out their string of 
Ohio dates and changed their route to 
enable the Ranch company to show in 
all the big Michigan stands a week or 
ten days ahead of the circus. The 101 
Ranch will play Flint, May 30 (Deco- 
ration Day), following pay-day at the 
big Buick plant in that city, considered 
a diplomatic business move, and will 
move on to Lansing, Grand Rapids. 
Kalamazoo and Battle Creek in advance 
of the Barnum & Bailey outfit. 

Chicago, May 19. 

If Jess Willard continues to attract 
for the 101 Ranch Wild West as he 
commenced when joining that show last 
week, the Willard management will de- 
rive a revenue in excess of the reported 
$1,000 a day salary Willard is supposed 
to receive. It is understood Willard 
is with the wild west on a sMding scale 
arrangement, his portion of the gross 
depending upon the total, although the 
champion has a guarantee his share 
shall not fall below a certain figure any 
day. 

The contract arranged between Ed- 
ward Arlington for the show, and H. H. 
Frazee, for Willard, calls for seven 
weeks' notice by either side. 



VACATION FOR VINCENT. 

Slowly recovering from his recent 
illness, Frank Vincent, the general 
booking manager for the Orpheum 
Circuit, may shortly start upon a va- 
cation that will keep him away from 
New York over the summer, to ensure 
a permanent rest. 



his name with a theatrical enterprise 
in Havana. 

Mr. Robbins says he is very happy at 
the helm of the local Keith theatre 
and hopes to remain here. 



HIP BILL IN OAKLAND. 

San Francisco, May 19. 

Messrs. Harris and Ackerman and 
the Western States Vaudeville Associa- 
tion have taken over Ye Liberty the- 
atre, Oakland, formerly a stock house, 
and will inaugurate the pop vaudeville 
policy in vogue at the local Hippo- 
drome. 

The opening date may be early in 
June. 



ALF RINGLING VERY ILL. 

Chicago, May 19. 
Alf Ringling, the senior member of 
the Ringling Brothers, is reported seri- 
ously ill at his home in Baraboo, Wis. 
His condition is said to have called the 
three- other brothers to his bedside. 



PROCTOR'S YONKERS HOUSE. 

The theatre in Yonkers, N. Y., now 
building has been leased to F. F. Proc- 
tor and will open on the Proctor Cir- 
cuit in September. It will seat 2,500. 




KEITH MANAGER HAPPY. 

Washington, May 19. 
Roland S. Robbins, manager of 
Keith's, denies the report connecting 



FAMOUS AMERICANS ABROAD 

JAMES J. d^RBETT and FRED NIBLO, 
snap-shotted at Melbourne, Australia, by Jo- 
sephine Cohan (Mrs. Niblo). Mr. and Mrs. Niblo 
have been the theatrical sensation of Australia 
for two years, reproducing and leading Ameri- 
can successes over there. Mr. Corbett is tech- 
nically a "riot" for Hugh Mcintosh as the big 
feature on the Rickards vaudeville circuit. 

Messrs. Niblo and Corbett had just finished a 
round at tennis when the picture was posed. 
('InsHy ohsrrvinj? the two Americans, one may 
see that Mr. Niblo is sporting a wrist watch, 
and Mr. Corbett has a handkerchief up his 
sleeve, as they are about to go to an "after- 
noon tea." That is their idea of trying to kid 
the boys at home, but it doesn't get over. 



HOUSES CLOSING. 

The Orpheum, South Bend, Ind., 

closes June 16. For the last week "The 

Night Clerk," a tabloid, will play the 

house on percentage. The Orpheum, 
Champaign, 111.,, will close this week. 

The Keystone, Philadelphia, ends its 
season this Saturday. 

The Victoria, Charleston, S. C, 
closes this week. 

The Butterfield Circuit of Michigan 
theatres close this Sunday. 



LIFE MEMBERS. 

Jacob Sulzmann has taken a life mem- 
bership in the White Rats. The fol- 
lowing are life members: 

Armstrong, Win. Keliy, Walter C. 

Arnold, Gladys Keough, Bd 

Ball, Brneat R. Ketler, Jot. 

Bergman, Henry King, Chaa. J. 

Black, Ben Klutlng, Brneat 

Branaen, Jeff LaMont, Bert 

Brown, Alex Lancaster, John 

Brown, Tom LaRue, Orace 

Carrel, Barl Lee, Jules W. 

Caatano, Bdward LeMalre, Geo. 

Clark, Bdward Lery, Bert 

Cohan, Will H Lewis, Tom 

Coleman, Harry Lloyd, Alice 

Conway, Jack Lohae, Ralph 

Cooke, Will J. Lorella, Colic 

Corbett, Jaa. J. Latoy, Joe 

Corelll, Bddle Lorette, Horace M. 
Corson, Cora Young- Lynch, Dick 

blood Macart, Wm. H. 

Coyne, Joaeph Mace, Fred 

Curtis, Samuel J. Mack, Jos. P. 

Dalley, Robert L McCree, Junle 

Delmore, Geo. HL McDonald, Chaa. M. 

DeTrlckey, Coy McMahon, Tim 

Diamond, Marc McNaughton, Tom 

Dlok. William McNeill, Lillian 

Dickey, Paul McPhee, Chaa. 

Dixon, Harland Melrose, Bert 

Dobaon. Frank Monroe, Geo. W. 

Dolan, Jaa. F. Montgomery. Dave 

Doyle. Pater Morton, flam 

Eldrla, Gordon H. Mullen, Geo. R. 

Bltlnge, Julian Murral, BlUabeth M. 

Bmmett, Cecil Nawn, Tom 

Bmmett, Leon Niblo. Fred 

Brans, Frank Nolan, Jack 

Fagaa Noodles Nolan, Billy 

Farrell, Chaa. EL North, Frank 

Fay, Frank Pattl, Greg 

Fay, One Payton, Corse 

Fltsgerald, Bddle Prince, Arthur 

Fogarty, Frank ProTol, N. 

Ford, A. A. Rabe, Harry 

Foyer, Bddle Reeves, Billle 
Gardner, Happy Jack Reld, Jack 

Carrie, Bdward Rogers, Will 

Gaylor, Bobby Rooney. Pat 

Gibson, J. Grant Ross, Bddle 

Grant, Alf. Russell, Marie A. 

Gray, Mary Russell, Thos. J. 

Green, Burt Ryan, Thos. J. 

Qrlffln, Gerald Sanford, Walter 

Griffith, J. P. Sawyer, Joan 

GroTes, Hal Sldman, Sam 

Halllday, William A. Simmons, Dan 

Haacall. Lon Smith, Tom 

Herbert, Chauncey D. Stafford, Frank 

Herman, Dr. Carl Stone, Fred A. 

Hlggins, Root J. Van. Billy B. 

Hughes, J. J. Vaughan. Dorothy 

Hume, Dick Ward, Hap 

I ma, Rohela * Waters, W. W. 

Jess, Johnny Watson, Jos. K. 

Jolson, Al Weber, Johnnie 

Keenan, Frank Welch. Thos. 

Kelly, Harry Willard, C. B. 

Kelly, Lew Williams, Sam Bllnore 

From week to week in Variety will 
appear the full list of life members 
with new additions indicated. Who will 

be the next one to take out a life card? 



Manager's Wife Suicide. 

Davenport, la., May 19. 
While W. H. Busby, manager of* the 
Empire Hippodrome, Quincy, 111., was 
in this city attending a meeting of the 
Iowa billposters held here last week, 
his wife committed suicide by shooting 
herself through the head. The act was 
done in the private room of the captain 
of a packet at Quincy. 



Butterfield Reported in Opposition. 

Chicago, May 19. 
It is reported W. S. Butterfied, of the 
Michigan vaudeville circuit of that 
name, has purchased the Franklin 
theatre, Saginaw, Mich. 

The Franklin has opposed Butter- 
field's house in the same town. 



OBITUARY. 

San Francisco, May 19. 
Dana Thompson, an Oklahoma cir- 
cus man, died here May 10 in the St. 
Mary's Hospital of pneumonia, ac- 
cording to the hospital doctor's report, 
but there is considerable discussion 
over the cause of his death. Thomp- 
son was found in a dance hall girl's 
room, unconscious, supposedly from 
morphine poisoning which the girl 
contends he took a dose of to make 
him sleep. $2,700 and jewelry valued 
at more than a thousand dollars were 
found upon him. 

Paul Abeles, for some time associat- 
ed with Gatti Cazzaza at the Metro- 
politan opera house, died last week at 
his home in New York. Abeles was 
called an "artistic adviser" and was 
well known professionally. 

Cheater A. Lea, a vaudevillian, died 
of tuberculosis in El Paso last week. 

George M. Jackson, founder of the 
famous Jackson Family of cyclists, 
died at his home in Reading, Mass., 
May 14, after a short illness. He is 
survived by a widow and son. The act 
will continue. 

George W. Day, blackface comedian, 
died in Hahnemann Hospital Wednes- 
day morning. He had been removed 
to the institution awaiting a second op- 
eration for the removal of a cancerous 
tumor. Day was taken ill in Topeka, 
Kan., and returned to New York at 
once. He was 51 years old. A widow 
and daughter (Marion) survive. 

TAB ON LOEW TIME. 

The Loew Circuit is playing the Cal- 
vin tabloid musical comedy as the en- 
tire bill at Peekskill, N. Y., this week. 
The tab is changing its show three 
times during the stay of six days, and 
playing the house on percentage, secur- 
ing 60 per cent, of the gross receipts 
for its share. 

Hartford, Conn., May 19. 
A tabloid policy was started Mon- 
day by Manager H. H. Jennings at the 
Hartford theatre. The Lew Orth Mu- 
sical Comedy Company is giving the 
show, three times daily, changing its 
bill twice during the week. 

Proctor's, Elizabeth, N. J., is play- 
ing a tabloid this week. Proctor's 
Portchester, N. Y., is using another 
of the condensed musical comedies. 
The Proctor Circuit will take a few 
weeks to fully test the tabs before try- 
ing one in a New York Proctor thea- 
tre. 

Erie, Pa., May 19. 
The Family is playing a tabloid here 
at 5-10-15 admission scale. The Fam- 
ily was formerly a livery stable. 



COMEDY CLUB WEEK. 

Aug. 16 commences Comedy Club 
Week at the Brighton theatre, Brigh- 
ton Beach. The daily programs will be 
furnished by members of the Comedy 
Club, the Club sharing in the receipts. 



VARIETY 




WITH THE WOMEN 



Ziegfeld's "Midnight Frolic" on the 
Amsterdam Roof held capacity at $2 
admission Monday evening, the poor- 
est in the week for restaurants under 
favorable conditions, and Monday was 
rainy. That seems to tell the story of 
"revues." "What is given away isn't 
worth taking," may be the answer to 
the midnight free shows of Broadway. 
The Amsterdam Roof is making 
money through the box office; 95 per 
cent of the free shows in the restau- 
rants are an unquestioned loss. So 
the theatrical managers should con- 
cern themselves whether the restau- 
rant revue is hurting the show busi- 
ness! (Giving Ziegfeld due credit, of 
course, for understanding how to put 
on a production of any kind he lends 
his name to that will attract) Ber- 
nard Granville left the "Frolic" Satur- 
day to play in vaudeville. His num- 
bers are now divided between George 
White and Charles Purcell, who remain 
with the Ziegfeld show. Mr. White 
put on a new number by Buck and 
Stamper Monday called "Boy of Mine." 
It did nicely. A Charlie Chaplin num- 
ber was led by Harry Hines (late of 
Hines and Fox). The song was writ- 
ten by Buck and Stamper for the new 
"Follies," but the Chaplin thing has 
spread too rapidly, so it was thrust 
into the midnight show. With Hines 
in the lead was Allyn King, a new- 
comer to the stage by way of the 
Heublien, New Haven. She is young 
and very pretty, and did quite well, but 
there isn't much to any of these Chap- 
lin things, after you see the first one. 
The best imitation, and one that ap- 
pears easy to do is that of Charlie 
Chaplin's mustache. The number got 
several encores Monday night, how- 
ever. 

The free show or revue the restau- 
rants have been giving are the means 
of some sharpers inveigling "stage 
struck" people into paying them for 
"engagements." Formerly the bait 
most often placed before the gullible 
was an engagement with a musical 
show. Now it is the revue, with some 
of these fellows rehearsing three or 
four of the troupes, in different places, 
at one time. If an "act" is accidentally 
placed, the "manager" collects the sal- 
ary, and makes his promises good, but 
this seldom happens. It has been found, 
however, to be an easier excuse to say 
the revue cannot be placed than to 
explain why the "musical production" 
promised did not go out. The District 
Attorney's office, which has been active 
of late in suppressing "Schools of Act- 
ing" around New York, is understood 
to have also received complaints against 
the fake "revue producers." The added 
advantage to the faker in putting on the 
free show is that he has been enabled 
to find an "angel" to back it. since the 
initial investment is light. 



this winter than all the other dancers 
(including the Castles) ever have given. 
Approached for a vaudeville debut, the 
Plaza couple placed their salary at 
11,000 a week. The Castles want $3,000 
weekly in vaudeville over the summer. 
Evelyn Nesbitt, who has been receiv- 
ing $2,000 a week on a vaudeville route, 
believes the salary for return dates 
next season should be raised. 

Ernest Evans, with his Society Cir- 
cus and Ballroom Ballet, has been giv- 
ing the Shelburne, Brighton Beach, a 
big play since opening there. Eddie 
Pidgeon is managing the free revue. 
Besides Mr. Evans the principals are 
Hortense Zaro, Edith Williams and 
Carmen Fernandez, with a chorus of 12 
girls. The revue has been drawing 
quite a number of Broadway New 
Yorkers down to the beachside to see 
it. 

Al Davis, dancing instructor of the 
Alamo on 125th street, will manage 
Wragge's Casino at Lake Huntington, 
N. Y., during the summer. Davis is 
Harlem's premier dancing master, no 
uptown affair in the past several years 
being considered complete without 
Davis enacting the role of floor man- 
ager. 

One of the few inconspicuous resorts 
of Times Square that has recently be- 
come unusually popular with profes- 
sionals is the Victoria Cafe on 47th 
street. Dancing is permitted, with music 
supplied by a single pianist. It is par- 
ticularly patronized by burlesque prin- 
cipals and choristers. 

"The Witching Hour" revue at 
Healy's (66th street) closed for the 
summer Thursday night after an eight 
weeks' engagement. It is understood 
that the owners of the entertainment 
will take it to Atlantic City, opening 
there June 10, at the Islesworth Hotel. 

Healy's, at Long Beach, will prob- 
ably open its revue about June* 10. It 
is said the restaurant man has nearly 
completed arrangements with Martin 
Sampter to produce the free show, 
Sampter asking around $900 weekly 
for it. 



Durant and Hawksworth are t'le 
team dancing at the Hotel "PLza all 
this season, without making any noise 
over it. They are said to have given 
more lessons to the Fifth avenue set 



The Strand Roof Garden will close 
for the summer Sunday, after a con- 
tinuous run of 20 weeks, in which time 
they have accommodated 150,000 pa- 
trons. The roof will reopen Oct. 4, 
operating under the same policy as at 
present. 

The presence of the fleet in the 
North river stimulated the Harlem 
resorts to some extent during the past 
ten days, the visiting sailors showing a 
marked preference for the uptown 
cafes. 

Vera Maxwell is dancing with Bayo. 
the Frenchman, in the Domino Room 
of Bustonaby's at 60th street. 



There are several things that come 
to mind in a mental review of "The 
Behman Show," at the Columbia. One 
is that Lew Kelly is quite like an ani- 
mated Goldberg cartoon, others are — 
a high per cent of good jokes, some 
nice looking girls, and some very good 
dressing. There's -a plot, too, some- 
where or other — at least, the principals 
keep dragging it into the conversation, 
after the flying heels of the chorus 
have kicked it pretty well out of ex- 
istence. 

Ameta Pynes was credited with the 
excellent dancing. She also gave sev- 
eral of the so-called "society dances," 
at first dressed in a pretty white satin 
costume embroidered all over with 
silver, with chiffon insets at each side 
of the skirt, to allow for the various 
lengths of kicks she indulged in. With 
this, she wore a mass of black Para- 
dise in her hair, which set off to ad- 
vantage the pretty golden tints in it. 
Later, she attempted the Pavlowa 
gavotte, in an orange color satin dress 
with a blue velvet bodice, sewed all 
over with rhinestones. All things con- 
sidered, the dance was not bad, though 
only about two people aside from Pav- 
lowa herself, ever danced it with any 
real grace. Miss Pynes was more in 
her element when she beat a merry ac- 
companiment on the snare drum, in a 
"daughter of the regiment" costume. 

Another point that occurs to one's 
mind, was the extreme partiality of the 
whole feminine cast for those new two- 
color process stockings — one color 
part way up, and some startling con- 
trast, or several other colors, the rest 
of the length. Also— their extreme im- 
partiality as to which part of the stock- 
ing they showed. 

Martelle, a female impersonator, had 
gowns among the beat in the perform- 
ance. Gertrude Lynch, in an imitation 
of Tanguay, was another of the clever 
impersonators of the cast — the chief 
difference between herself and madcap 
Eva being that the latter cares less. 
Miss Lynch copied Tanguay's spangled 
tights costume. 

Eileen Sheridan made one of her 
most effective entrances in a pink taf- 
feta gown cut short as to shirt, with a 
pink coat illogically — and becomingly 
— cut long on one side and short on the 
other, and finished off with ruchings of 
white maline. Nettie Nelson and Jane 
Conley, the one in a tan color dress 
with considerable of purple wound 
round the waist and draped on the 
skirt, the other in a black taffeta striped 
with white and trimmed with green, 
made a hit in "The Pigeon Walk." 

In addition to a plot, the show has a 
"locale" — a sanitarium run by a Von 
Blatz, a German doctor, "on the 
Louvre, Paris, France." Quite some 
mixture, that, even for burlesque. A 
literal minded person might have asked 
whether he conducted it on the roof, 
down the cellar, or in the special gal- 
lery devoted to the Venus de Milo. 
Burlesque audiences are rarely of a lit- 
eral turn of mind, however, and would 
doubtless agree with the judge in 
"Ruggles of Red Gap" when he waved 
an arm at the Louvre with the remark, 



"The Public Library." Anyway — they 
did place Paris in France, but this may 
have been an accident. 

If the stage is any prophet, by next 
fall we shall have plunged back into 
another era of draped skirts. A few 
of the actresses, whose reputation in- 
cludes that of being among the best 
dressed, are already making their ap- 
pearance back of the footlights in 
gowns that are caught, pulled and 
twisted into a more elaborate "drape" 
than was ever conceived in the wildest 
dream of a dressmaker. 

Irene Franklin, for instance. This 
week she is at the Brighton theatre 
with several trunkfuls of stunning cos- 
tumes and her hair a few shades more 
glorious than ever before. By the way, 
she wears it bobbed at the sides this 
season, but lacks the courage of the 
style and lets it remain long in back, 
twisting it into a knot. Her first gown 
was an ideal one for a woman of her 
coloring — a slim, shimmery gown of a 
material embroidered solidly with gold 
sequins, with a V-shaped neck that was 
slanted to one side; that is, with the 
V pointing over towards one arm, in- 
stead of being placed straight up and 
down as most of them are. A pearl 
rope hung from one shoulder and was 
caught into the girdle of blue brocade; 
the skirt was draped over the hips, 
bunched in back and ended finally in 
a short train. Then, as the Salamander, 
who wailed her troubles with the tight- 
wad, she came out in a white chiffon 
velvet evening coat, with a wide band 
of sealskin for a hem, with cuffs of 
the seal and a round yoke and collar 
of the same. A curious gold ornament 
dangled from one side of the high belt, 
and the lining was satin blocked off in 
large black and white squares. Shi 
slipped this off for the next song, "At 
the Dansant," to show a very pretty 
afternoon dress of black chiffon. The 
long tunic was banded about with satin 
in which was worked a curious flower 
design in greens, brick reds, and orange. 
This in turn was edged with fur, but 
a flower trimmed leghorn hat with an 
extended brim of chiffon — a sort of 
sartorial halo— gave the needed light 
touch to an otherwise wintry looking 
costume. 

Marie Louise Dyer, who played "th€ 
girl" in a clever little skit, called "Tht . 
Meanest Man on Earth," wore a simple 
office dress such as sensible stenogra- 
phers are supposed to wear, but don't— 
a blue serge, Empire in style, with plain 
lawn collar and cuffs. 

Rose Langdon, in a "Night on the 
Boulevard," wore a good looking cos- 
tume. 

Ethel Kirk (Kirk and Fogarty), in 
some "Bright Bits of Variety," wore 
very becoming clothes. 



MATTHEWS AND 8HAYNE. 
The vaudeville act of Bobby Mat- 
thews and Al Shayne has separated 
Shayne accepted a Coney Island cab- 
aret engagement which interfered with 
Matthews' plans for the act to make 
a tour of Australia. 



8 



B U R. Lr F*f S Q U E *y FREDERICK M. MoCLOY 



The subject of stealing one another's 
material by producers of burlesque was 
given a rather startling turn a few days 
ago by the widespread report that Al 
Reeves, standing in the lobby of the 
Star theatre, Brooklyn, one night last 
week, told Frank Wakefield, in a voice 
loud enough to be heard a hundred feet 
away, to go to the Columbia theatre 
and "cop" anything he would like to 
use from Lew Kelly's dialogue in "The 
Behman Show." Mr. Wakefield, who, 
has been engaged by Mr. Reeves for 
next season, makes a specialty of 
"Dope" characterizations differing from 
Mr. Kelly's only in the matter of make- 
up. Hence, Mr. Reeves' selection of a 
fruitful base for his forthcoming pro- 
duction. 



If this report be true, Mr. Reeves is 
entitled to any classification one cares 
to place him in. Most producers of the 
kind that steal the products of other 
men's brains add effrontery to their 
crimes by asserting the material taken 
had been originated and used years be- 
fore its adoption by his immediate dis- 
putant. There are instances, of course, 
where this charge is true. But these 
comments have nothing to do with 
those cases, although producers and 
players obliged to dig up old gags and 
scenes because they do not possess the 
faculty of originating, or are too parsi- 
monious to employ someone who has, 
are distinctly detrimental to the welfare 
of burlesque. 



The offense of "stealing material" is 
twofold. It is wrong because it is 
downright show robbery, which is the 
main point, and it is objectionable be- 
cause it maintains a sameness in the 
shows that makes the performances 
uninteresting and therefore unattrac- 
tive, on the principle that an oft-re- 
peated story, however good, becomes 
tiresome. 



I employ the circumstance as a means 
of reiterating the caution so frequently 
given in this department that new ma- 
terial is absolutely essential to the 
financial success of burlesque. And 
that this fact is seriously considered 
outside burlesque circles is proven in 
an article that appeared recently in 
the Montreal Herald which said, 
among other things, "If the producers 
don't hit upon some new ideas and get 
a few new books tor their attractions 
next year, they need not expect much 
support in any city. There have been 
some really good shows here this sea- 
son that ■ easily rank with two-dollar 
musical comedy, but these could be al- 
most counted on one hand. If the 
burlesque circuit wants the patronage 
of the public next season, they certain- 
ly must get some new books for their 
attractions. Put out new shows and 
don't try to readjust the old shows." 

With very large gross receipts for 
the first week to its credit. "The Beh- 
man Show" at the Columbia began the 
second week to receipts equalling the 
literally immense business of the open- 
ing day. Up to this writing there is 
every indication the results of the first 
week will be reached, and even ex- 
ceeded. All of the daily papers have 



devoted extraordinary space to the per- 
formance, both in picture displays and 
in undeviating, emphatic praise. This, 
in connection with almost ideal weather 
conditions, has achieved the felicitous 
results. The success of the first week, 
when actually many hundreds were 
turned away from the box office every 
night and practically every afternoon, 
caused the management to retain the 
same show in every particular for the 
second week, and for the same reason 
no changes have been announced for 
the third. 



NEW CIRCUIT'S OFFICES. 

The officers of the American Bur- 
lesque Association, the new corpora- 
tion that has taken over the Extended 
Circuit, will bey opened next Monday. 
They are located in the Gaiety Theatre 
Building. 

The first regular meeting of the com- 
pany will be held the same day when 
officers will be elected as follows: 
President, Gus Hill; vice-president, Dr. 
George E. Lothrop; secretary, Charles 
Franklin; treasurer, Rud K. Hynicka. 
Charles E. Barton will be selected gen- 
eral manager. John McSweeney, at 
present with the Columbia Amusement 
Co., will be installed as auditor for the 
new concern commencing Aug. 1. 



TWO LEASES TO LET. 

Fred Irwin and Phil Sheridan fran- 
chises have not as yet been leased. 
Mr. Irwin is on a visit to his mines in 
Canada and will make no disposal of 
his franchise until his return to New 
York about June 15. It is understood 
Mr. Sheridan has declined several un- 
satisfactory offers. 



GAYETY, ST. LOUIS, BACK. 

The Gayety, St. Louis, will be re- 
turned to the Main Circuit next sea- 
son with Charles Walters (former man- 
ager of the Olympic, Cincinnati) in 
charge. 

The Imperial, St. Louis, will be de- 
voted to pictures, as will the Princess. 



FIELDS STOCK BURLESQUE. 

Syracuse, May 19. 

Nat and Sol Fields, with a large 
company, have opened a season of bur- 
lesque stock at the Bastable. 



BERNARD ft ZEISLER DISSOLVE. 

The firm of Bernard & Zeisler, which 
operated "The French Models"' this 
season, has been dissolved. The fran- 
chise will be taken up by Strouse & 
Franklin with a show to be called "The 
Lady Buccaneers." 



HILTON AND HEATH BOOKED. 

Lew Hilton and Maudie Heath, of 
"The American Beauties," made their 
appearance in vaudeville at Hoboken, 
Monday of this week. Their dancing 
and singing tat is said to have made a 
hit and has been booked for six weeks 
in and around New York. 



Stock in People's. 
Stock burlesque will be installed at 
the People's, Cincinnati, next season. 
This house has been closed since the 
obsorption of the Empire Circuit by 
the Columbia two years ago. 



TITLES CHANGED. 

Max Spiegel hat decided to change 
the titles first selected for his next sea- 
son's shows. "Spiegel's Follies" will 
be changed to "Spiegel's Tourists"; 
"Merry Rounders" will take the place 
of "Gay Deceivers" and "The Stroll- 
ing Players" will be used instead of 
"Spring Chickens." 

Other changes of titles will be "The 
Girl Trust" in place of "The Show 
Girls," originally decided upon by Hur- 
tig & Seamon; "Billy Watson's Own 
Show" on the Columbia Circuit will be 
called "Beef Trust Beauties" and his 
show on the American Circuit will be 
known as "The U. S. Beauties," and 
Joe Oppenheimer will change the name 
of his show from "Fay Foster's Own 
Company" to "Miss New York, Jr." 

Harry Hart and Jack Lieberman have 
decided upon "Hello Girls" as the title 
for their attraction on the American. 



Rhodes Returing to Albany. 
James H. Rhodes will resume the 
management of the Empire, Albany, 
next season after an absence of one 
year from that post, during which he 
was successively manager of the Gayety, 
Detroit, and the Gayety, Milwaukee. 



TEAM BREAKS UP. 

Hines and Fox dissolved their stage 
partnership last week. George Fox 
and Bobby Eshell (formerly Cooper 
and Eshell) are doing a two-act on the 
Loew Circuit. 

Harry Hines opened in Ziegfeld's 
"Midnight Frolic" n the Amsterdam 
Roof Monday night. 



TREASURER ACCUSED. 

Syracuse, May 19. 

Samuel S. Griffith, treasurer of the 
Temple theatre, South Salina street, 
was paroled on promises to make good 
when arrested last week on charges of 
being short in his accounts. Griffiths 
came here last summer from Atlantic 
City. 



UP-STATE CUT RATE. 

Syracuse, May 19. 

This week the prices at the Temple, 
pop vaudeville (six acts and four reels) 
are matinee, 5-10; evenings 5-10-15. 



WANT SALARIES. 

• 

Members of the stock company 
headed by Minna PhiUipg, at the 
tefbaaway.'^i^oVftyn, and which played 
that house for two weeks, presenting 
"Panthea" and "Help Wanted," have 
stated they are to start proceedings 
against Miss Phillips for salaries due 
them. The company closed Saturday 
night and the members state that they 
have two weeks' salary due them. 



If you don't mdvrti— In VARIETY, 



NOTICE. 

Members of the White Rats, or 
any artists having claims, or who 
have had trouble with the 

SHEEDY AGENCY, 
kindly communicate with the under- 
signed immediately oil reading this 
notice. 
Will J. Cooke, Secretary White Rats. 



SPORTS. 

Variety will publish challenges 
or results of any sporting events 
in connection with theatrical 
people or clubs. 



Last Saturday the teams of the U. B. 
O. and the Sheedy office got together 
on the field at- Dal Hawkins' Road 
House in Westchester with a resultant 
score of 23 — 3, in favor of the Sheedys. 
At no stage of the game did the U. B. 
O. team class in any way with that 
which their opponents had in the field. 
About $350 changed hands as a result 
of the contest with Harry Weber and 
Charles Bierbauer of the United Office 
the largest losers. Jim Sheedy was the 
big winner on the day's betting. The 
game was scheduled to begin shortly 
after three o'clock, but it was after 
four before the first batter came to the 
plate. This was more or less because 
of the great amount of wrangling that 
the United team, their managers, ad- 
visers and rooters indulged in. Once 




U. B. O.'s BASEBALL BACKERS 

From left to right, Harry Weber, Jack Henry, 
Charlie Bierbauer, Jo Paige Smith. 

Messrs. Weber and Bierbauer were ardent 
admirers of the United Booking Offices baseball 
nine up to last Saturday. Their confidence be- 
trayed them into betting real money on that 
team. 

As "angels," Weber and Bierbauer admit they 
are flops, and are now negotiating to secure 
the Metropolitan rights to back the VARIETY 

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the game was under way this army 
faded after the sixth inning and went 
back to Broadway rather than witness 
the final downfall of their champions. 
Before the game the United rooters felt 
certain that they would have a walk- 
over because of the three ex-leaguers 
in their line-up. But the ex-leaguers 
weren't there when it came to actual 
playing. All that the famous pitcher, 
who had one time or another tried out 
for the Athletics, had was a glove and 
a prayer, and the Sheedyites batted 
him and his delivery about the lot at 
will. Bennie Piermont and Backman, 
of the Sheedy team, fattened their bat- 
ting averages with home runs. George 
Page, one of the three Variety players 
who were loaned to the Sheedy team, 
got four hits in five trips to the plate. 
Three were doubles and a single. On 
his single he stole second, then third 
and finally home. If the catcher's 
mask and glove, Grady of the U. B. O. 
wore were not fastened to him Page 
might have stolen them also. 

A wrestling tournament started at 
the M^thattan Opera House, New 
York, Wednesday evening, running in- 
definitely from the announcement. 
Admission scale is up to $2 for box 
seats. 



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No. 12 



In this heydcy of international strife, 
it's deplorable that at least the theat- 
rical trade papers of America do not 
assist in their weak way in the mainte- 
nance of neutrality. 

The idiotic and incomparable ravings 
of the daily press are quite sufficient to 
drive the average reader into a state 
bordering on frenzy, but the interest 
manifested by the theatrical trade 
sheets on an issue that demands dis- 
creet silence is ridiculous and stupid 
enough to invite drastic criticism. 

Witness on one side the editor of the 
Dramatic Mirror spending his "valu- 
able moments" in the publication of a 
periodical called "The Fatherland," 
violently damning the allies and every- 
thing connected with them and ridicul- 
ing the executives of his own coun- 
try (by adoption or otherwise) for 
conscientiously performing the duties 
of the offices to which they were elect- 
ed by a nation of un-hyphenated Amer- 
icans. 

Witness on the other hand the editor 
of the Billboard, floundering around in 
one of his periodical spasms, incon- 
sistently and prematurely damning for- 
evermore the Kaiser and his empire. 

Turning to the Morning Telegraph, 
which has recently experienced a per- 
manent "blow-out" in its theatrical de- 
partment (heretofore apparently main- 
tained as a space filler subservient to 
its sporting editors and fiction writers) 
one finds a silly arraignment of the 
British Admiralty among its columns 
of mixed war news which generally 
reaches the Telegraph two or three 
days after its publication • in the Har- 
lem Home News or the Bronx Star, 
while the Clipper, which no one cred- 
ited with knowing that the war had be- 
gun, has signified its international 
views in its own inimitable one horse- 
power way on several recent occasions. 



Surely a fine conglomerated mess of 
trade papers for the greatest of neutral 
nations to boast of. Truly a splendid 
array of prejudiced parrots to help 
shape the destinies of a profession 
comprising intel igent members of 
every race and lation on God's green 
footstool. 



Perhaps in no other trade, profession 
or business is there such a general 
mixture of the sons and daughters of 
the warring nations as in theatricals, 
certainly the paramount reason why 
its representative trade organs in 
America should religiously refrain 
from displaying partiality on the 
war subject. Many plays now run- 
ning carry Germans and Englishmen 
or Frenchmen on the same program. 
The association of nationalities on 
vaudeville bills is so prevalent here it 
is hardly noticed. The protection and 
sacredness of this nation's neutrality 
is evidently understood and respected 
by these individuals, yet perusal of 
their own trade papers reveals a series 
of unpatriotic nightmares that too 
clearly magnifies the petty personali- 
ties of the business weaklings respon- 
sible for their issuance. 

Who in American theatricals cares a 
continental rap about the individual 
or collective opinions of a flock of 
scissor-specialists on an international 
issue that is being competently hand- 
led by the nation's executives? Who 
cares for the military wailings of a 
group of literary harlequins who have 
as yet to prove competent as specialists 
in their own trade? Eliminating the 
Telegraph and Mirror for failure to 
classify beyond a point of semi-pro- 
fessionals one finds the Clipper vainly 
trying to rejuvenate through a policy 
of space retrenchment and the Bill- 
board, which recently decided to aban- 
don the stage proper for the carnival 
lot. 

Their endeavors to navigate through 
a trade career on a fair and conserva- 
tive basis with prejudice toward none, 
when the first blast of a foreign bugle 
prompts them to thoughtlessly smear 
the neutrality of both their nation and 
trade with the foul smelling breath of 
their valueless personal opinions, are 
not even funny. 

Their theatrical field is decidedly too 
small and far too narrow to advocate 
or encourage its participation in an in- 
ternational calamity that is sure to af- 
fect a great portion of its members re- 
gardless of the war's outcome. 



Meanwhile let us clearly indicate our 
intention to remain unquestionably 
neutral since we feel that any expres- 
sions that would tend to aggravate un- 
pleasantness in the ranks of the pro- 
fession could only be construed as 
trade treason, if not treason to a coun- 
try that has left a mark in fairness for 
others to shoot at for all time. 

The Barrison theatre, Waukegan, 
111. (named after the late Mabel Bar- 
rison), passed from Fritz Patrick & 
McElroy to Henderson & Petterson, 
of St. Charles, 111. As a result Man- 
ager C. A. Conley will leave the house. 

Cecilia Bloom, booking representa- 
tive for the Inter-State southern vaude- 
ville theatres, is in New York, with 
headquarters in the Orpheum Circuit 
suite in the Palace theatre building. 

Jack Dempsey, of the United Book- 
ing Offices, has been the father of a 
girl for over a week now. 



8. W. Donate, formerly at the Hud- 
son, Union Hill, N. J., has been as- 
signed by Clark Brown to manage the 
Lyric Hamilton, Can. 

Noisant Paglia is manager of the 
Colonial (Loew's), Peekskill, N. Y. 
He was assistant to General Press 
Agent Grantlund, of the Loew Cir- 
cuit. Abe Friedman succeeds him in 
that position. 

Fiake O'Hara will reopen his legiti- 
mate season, again under the man- 
agement of Augustus Pitou, Jr., at 
Minneapolis, Aug. 29. 

Haxel Griffin, of the Military Mus- 
icale, was injured by the ceiling fall- 
ing in her dressing room at the Roa- 
noke theatre, Rdanoke, Va., May 12. 

Ollie Walter says Pearl Melnotte 
was not the first girl to give an im- 
personation upon the stage of Charlie 
Chaplin, Miss Walter claiming that 
distinction for herself, seven months 
ago at the Republic theatre, Los An- 
geles. 

At a recent meeting of the Profes- 
sional Woman's League Mrs. A. M. 
Palmer was unanimously elected Hon- 
orary President and given the title of 
Founder and First President of the 
Professional Woman's League. Offi- 
cers elected £t two years are presi- 
dent, Srfsanne^festford; 1st vice-presi- 
dent, Mrs. Gordon Ritchie, 2nd vice- 
president, Mrs. Sol Smith; 3rd vice- 
president, Rosa Rand; 4th vice-presi- 
dent, Amelia Bingham; 5th vice-presi- 
dent, Lillian Russell; 6th vice-president, 
Mme. Mathilde Cottrelly; treasurer, 
Kate E. Wilson; recording secretary, 
Mrs. Lilian T. Schmidt; corresponding 
secretary, Mrs. L. C. Stern; trustee, 
Francis Florida. 

"The Oriental Buriesquers," with 
Billy (Grogan) Spencer will close their 
season at the Gayety, Chicago, May 22. 
Spencer opens the following Monday 
in stock burlesque at the Gayety, Min- 
neapolis, later joining the stock com- 
pany in St. Paul. 

The Actor's International Union Lo- 
cal No. 1 will close its present quarters 
at 8 Union Square June 1 and will re- 
open in a new location in the vicinity 
Sept. 1. The Organization has decided 
to issue a monthly bulletin in the fall. 

John Davidson is back on Broadway 
after a long stay on the Coast. 

Winthrop Ames is reported as re- 
covering from a recent illness. 

The Wheelers have closed their tab- 
loid musical comedy company. 

The Ned Alvord tab closed last week 
in Marshalltown, la. 

Coram, the English ventriloquist, has 
a walking figure in his act. 

Dan Shea and Charles Sturgess, who 
had out the George Evans "Honey- 
boy" Minstrels when Evans was alive, 
are planning to take the show out 
again. 



Mr. and lira. L. Barnett, the parents 
of the Great Barnette and Ned Ben- 
nett, celebrated their golden Anniver- 
sary last Sunday. 

Max Marcin's "Are You My Wife?" 
is to have its first stage presentation 
this summer by the Manhattan Players 
at Rochester, N. Y. 

Percy Ashdown, the English musical 
director has paralysis. He may be 
addressed St. Pancras, South, In- 
firmary, London.* 

Doris Keane has cabled she is leav- 
ing southern France within the near 
future for New York. She will be 
seen in a new play next season under 
the management of Louis N. Nether- 
sole. 

William Mostyn, last heard of with 
Bostock's Animal Show, is being 
sought by his parents, who can be lo- 
cated at 61 Howarth street, Gray Mare 
Lane, Bradford, Manchester, Lanca- 
shire, Eng. 

Byron Douglas and the Ludlow 
Street jail are now bosom compan- 
ions. His wife, Marie Booth Douglas, 
claiming he owed her $8,000 back ali- 
mony, had him lodged there pending 
further court orders. 

William Lampe and Edith Reeves 
(Mrs. Lampe) have accepted an en- 
gagement of twelve weeks with the 
Balboa, on the Coast, leaving this week 
to take up the picture work, returning 
in August to prepare their new sketch 
for vaudeville. 

Three Chicago celebrities arrived in 
New York this week, coming across 
country in two machines. The first car 
brought in "Tink" Humphrey and 
Menlo Moore in Moore's machine, 
while Harry Spingold trailed behind 
in his own hill climber. Johnny Simons 
reached here earlier in the week in a 
Pullman. 

Ernest J. Carpenter, Individually and 
as a member of the late firms of 
Greiner, Peterson & Carpenter, and 
Barton & Carpenter, has filed a peti- 
tion in bankruptcy, placing his liabili- 
ties at $24,000 and assets $3,000. There 
are 28 creditors. One is May Howard, 
of Chicago, who has a $20,000 suit 
pending against Carpenter. 

Tom Powell, who handles the Chi- 
cago office for the Gus Sun circuit, 
reached New York this week to look 
over some films that have been accept- 
ed for presentation in the Sun houses. 
At the same time Powell will view the 
eastern vaudeville market in search of 
available material for his theatres in 
the middle west. He returns west 
Saturday. 

No more time will be played by the 
"Tonight's the Night" company 
which jumped out of New York into 
Boston and then expected to make an 
indefinite stay in Philadelphia. Busi- 
ness handed the show an unexpected 
jolt with the result the tour has been 
abandoned and the English players 
hooked passage for the other side this 
week. 



10 



LEGITIMATE, 



WITH THE PRESS AGENTS 



G. Horace Mortimer, press ageDt for Proc- 
tor's houBcs in New York baa succeeded In 
becoming an American citizen. Horace, with 
the assistance of Jim Corrlgan and Dr. Israel 
L. Fein berg, went before tbe U. S. Commls- 
Hloners and swore be was ready to let tbe 
"King and Country" 2gbt for tbemBelves 
while he was fighting <:lty editors for space. 



Arthur Macliugb is doing some special press 
work for the U. B. O. Film Department In 
behalf of tbe "Les Mlserables" feature. 



Tody Hamilton, tbe dean of tbe profession 
of press agenting, Is to be tbe promoter of 
publicity at Luna Park, Coney Island, this 
summer. Tody will have to pull a few regu- 
lars to show tbe boys that he has not lost his 
grip as yet. 

Samuel Hoffensteln, former dramatic editor 
of the Evening Bun and now associated with 
A. H. Woods as play reader and press repre- 
sentative, will have bis first whirl at "road 
work"' in advance of "She Wants Money," the 
Max Marcin farce, scheduled to open at the 
Apollo, Atlantic City, for a week's tryout 

The Georgia Colored Strollers take to the 
road through Texas in the early fall, under 
the direction of Williams Brothers. 



There will be three "Smart Set" companies 
out next season, J. M. Free having decided to 
play a lot of virgin territory* 

Elliott Forman is going to summer at Camp- 
bell Casad's farm (which be bought last 
week), seven miles outside of Mlddletown, 
Conn. 



John Coutts, after a week'B illness, bobbed up 
on Broadway Monday. He and John Wllstach 
will leave June 1 to spend the heated months 
at Lake Hopactong, N. J. 



Next week's program at the 48th Street the- 
atre, where De Wolf Hopper Is giving a series 
of Gilbert and Sullivan operas, will consist 
of "The Sorcerer" and "Trial by Jury." Dlgby 
Bell will be seen In the cast 



The play formerly called "Wild Game," In 
which Ralph Herz Is rehearsing, has been 
rechristened "Find the Woman." Noel-Camp- 
bell-Springer Is the author. The Ralph Hers 
show is rehearsing at tbe Maxlne Elliott. Some 
of tbe Winter Garden rehearsals have been un- 
der way at the Casino. 



Mrs. Pat Campbell la reported as negotiat- 
ing for the London rights for "The Song 
Bird." 8he's to resume touring in "Pyg- 
malion." 



Joseph Hart has leased a bungalow at 
Woodcllff-on-the-Hudson for the summer. 



"Our Children" Is to be sent over the Stair 
£ Havlln circuit next season, Jack Lalt having 
acquired an Interest In the piece for that pur- 
pose. 



Mrs. Rudolf Frlml bringing suit against 
her husband (tbe composer) for divorce 
mentioned Emma Trentlnl as corespondent. 
Tbe New York papers paid considerable at- 
tention to the suit. 



"Under Fire," tbe new Roi Cooper Megrue 
play, has its premiere at the Apollo, Atlantic 
City. May 24. It Is slated for a New York 
showing at the Cort If the piece looks right 
on tbe road. 



Alice Dovey handed In her notice for the 
"Nobody Home" engagement and Olga Cook 
replaces her. 



The new play, "Moloch," which George 
Tyler K. & E. produced in Cleveland this 
week, Is being groomed for a summer en- 
gagement In Chicago. Lillian Albertson and 
Holbrook Bllnn are the principal players. 



Miss Effle Publicity Shannon, who at one 
time was connected with the press forces of 
the Lleblers and of late has been doing tbe 
same kind of work for the Strand Roof Garden 
and was tbe Instigator of tbe publicity given 
that resort when It opened, Is now connected 
with the United Film Service In tbe capacity 
of publicity promoter. Hopp Hadley is also 
connected with this concern. 



Klaw & Erlanger have appointed Edward 
Trail to manage the Montauk, Brooklyn, under 
their new booking tenancy. 



A. F. OF M. CONVENTION. 

San Francisco, May 19. 
At the 20th annual convention of 
American Federation of Musicians held 
here last week it was decided to reduce 
the executive board from fifteen to 
nine members. It was also decided 
the new hoard should consist of the 
president, vice-president, secretary, 



treasurer and five other members re- 
gardless of residence. 

Another resolution introduced if 
passed will prohibit all members of the 
A. F. O. M. from appearing in parades 
with amateur bands, church bands, po- 
lice bands or any other musical or- 
ganization not affiliated with the feder- 
ation. It will also prohibit a union 
musician from teaching any such band. 

It was resolved to fight the Sunday 
closing of clean and harmless amuse- 
ments and recreations as advocated by 
hidebound preachers. 

Initiation fee tor membership in any 
local was fixed at not more than $50 or 
less than $5. 

On the grounds that there was no 
necessity for continuing the Theatrical 
Commission, that body was dissolved 
by resolution. 

The convention adjourned Saturday. 



MUSICIANS ON STRIKE. 

Springfield, Mass., May 19. 
The controversy between the or- 
chestra of the Court Square theatre 
and Manager Gilmore remains at fever 
heat, the musicians still being out after 

refusing to play for some of the in- 
coming legitimate productions. 

The contention is that the house 
management refused to pay the musi- 
cians when they were not wanted for 
picture shows booked when there were 
no legits on the boards. The orchestra 
has a play-or-pay agreement, but, not- 
withstanding, the Court Square man- 
agement is reported as standing pat on 
its decision not to pay them when not 
working. r 

The Forbes-Robertson show was 
here Monday and the house orchestra 
did not play. Robertson first refused 
to go on, but the house secured a local 
non-union orchestra and the show was 
given. 

Tuesday "The Girl from Utah" came 
to town. It showed with its own musi- 
cians working with New York men. 



MARY RYAN LEADING. 

When Cohan & Harris produce "The 
House of Glass" at Atlantic City in the 
near future Mary Ryan will be in the 
leading role. Miss Ryan leaves "On 
Trial" next week, when the new piece 
goes into rehearsal. She will be re- 
placed by Pauline Lord. 

A new production that is scheduled 
by Cohan & Harris for a summer try- 
out bears the title of "Me and My 
Dog." It will be placed into rehearsal 
immediately after "The House of 
Glass" is produced. 



HACKET^T SHOW OPENING. 

The first of the productions to be 
heralded with the line "James K. Hack- 
ett Presents" will open at Parson's, 
Hartford, Conn., Monday. The pro- 
duction is "Craig Kennedy, the Scien- 
tific Detective." Kd. Gormerly will 
manage the show. 



If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise. 



FOR PLAYS OF ALL NATIONS. 

There is a movement under way in 
New York which has as its ultimate 
aim the fostering of a repertory thea- 
tre devoted to seasons of theatrical ex- 
positions embracing practically all the 
nations of the world. Those interest- 
ed in the movement are remaining in 
the background, but when the opening 
of the new season arrives they hope to 
be in a position to make a definite an- 
nouncement of their plans. 

Repertory companies will either be 
imported or organized in this country 
and the works that are to be present- 
ed in the 299-seat theatre will be the 
masterpieces of the tongue originally 
written in. 

Inspired by the success that has 
crowned the Washington Square Play- 
ers in their efforts to uplift the drama 
at the Bandbox theatre, there is a co- 
terie of kindred spirits in New York 
that propose to father a theatre of 
thrills in New York. 

They are trying to secure a lease of 
a small house in which to install a 
repertory company to present plays of 
the type that have had their vogue in 
the small Parisian theatres. 



"ONLY GIRL" CLOSING. 

Joseph Weber has decided to ter- 
minate the run of "The Only Girl" at 
the Lyric May 29. The show will 
reopen at the Garrick, Chicago, Aug. 8, 
scheduled for a three months' engage- 
ment. 

"The Peasant Girl," with Clifton 
Crawford, may move into the Lyric 
after the Weber piece closes there. 
This will leave the 44th Street theatre 
open for the advent of Lew Fields' 
summer revue "Hands Up." 



"NATURAL LAW'S" BUSINESS. 

"The Natural Law," the Leffler-Brat- 
ton show at the Republic, is now in its 
seventh week at the Republic, and 
shows a growing increase in the gross 
weekly, despite the adverse notices re- 
ceived by it when opening in New 
York. 

"The Law" piece is said to have done 
$2,500 its first week, $3,100 the second, 
then successively $4,000, $4,200, $3,900. 

Contrary to the common impression 
Leffler-Bratton had rented outright the 
theatre, it is said they are playing the 
house on the usual percentage terms. 



"MOLOCH," FAIR. 

Chicago, May 19. 

"The Moloch" opened at Power's 
Monday. It received fair notices. 

Business has been good, although 
liberal papering reported. 



HILDA SPONG RETURNS. 

Hilda Spong, out of theatricals for a 
long time and who recently returned 
from an extended trip abroad, was en- 
'..M.ijcd to take the role entrusted to 
Dorothy Donnelly in "Candida" at the 
''ark. May 20. The latter suddenly 
withdrew from rehearsals. 



T. M. A. Hall Damaged by Fire. 

Los Angeles, May 19. 
The T. M. A. Hall, which houses 
the theatrical club of that name, was 
badly damaged by fire. The stage oi 
the hall was wholly destroyed. 



THEATRICAL MEMORIAL DAY. 

The remains of the late Charles 
Frohman, aboard the New York, leav- 
ing Liverpool May 15, are due to ar- 
rive in New York May 23. 

The body will be taken to the home 
of Daniel Frohman, where private fun- 
eral services will be held May 25. Ad- 
ditional obsequies will be held at 11 
o'clock next Tuesday morning at the 
Temple Emanu-El, Fifth avenue and 
43rd street, the Rev. Dr. Silverman of- 
ficiating. An eulogy will also be deliv- 
ered by Augustus Thomas. All of the 
city and road shows controlled by the 
Frohman offices will stop playing on 
the day of the funeral. 

None of the cables from Europe this 
week brought any word of the finding 
of the bodies of Justus Miles Forman 
nor Charles Klein, who were also on 
the Lusitania. 

Charles Klein's son has cabled he 
has given up the search as futile and is 
sailing back home May 26. 

Some of the Coast and western man- 
agers have sent word that May 25 will 
be observed as Memorial Day for both 
Frohman and Klein and that they will 
close their houses on that date. 

There has been no definite decision 
arrived at as to the future conduct of 
the Charles Frohman firm. Several 
conferences during the past week 
among those most interested decided 
only that the business will be con- 
tinued under the name of "Charles 
Frohman." 

At present it looks as though the 
firm's affairs will be conducted by 
Daniel Frohman under the direct sup- 
ervision of Klaw & Erlanger. The 
Haymans (Al and Alf) will not have 
any voice of weight in the handling of 
the business. 



"LADY IN RED," HIT. 

Chicago, May 19. 

"The Lady in Red," opening at the 
Princess last night, received a tremend- 
ous reception, and the papers today 
raved over the show. 

The management (R. C. Herndon) 
expects an all-summer run with the 
piece. 



CHICAGO FALL OPENINGS. 

Chicago, May 19. 
Among the August openings in lo- 
cal theatres will be "Kick In" at the 
Olympic, Margaret Illington in "The 
Lie" at the Cort, "It Pays to Adver- 
tise" at Cohan's Grand, and "He 
Comes Up Smiling" with Bernard 
Granville. 



AGAINST THE SHUBERTS. 

In Part 1 of the Supreme Court 
Tuesday Justice Peter A. Hendrick 
handed down a decision in the case of 
Alexander Woolcott, dramatic critic of 
The Times, against the Shuberts, en- 
tirely in favor of the newspaperman. 

Justice Hendrick stated that an order 
similar in form to that issued by Jus- 
tice Bijur restraining the defendants 
would be entered immediately. But as 
the attorney of the defendants served 
immediate notice of an appeal he stated 
that he would issue ; stay in all other 
proceedings until the rase was decided 
by the Appellate Division. 



LEGITIMATE, 



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DISCRIMINATION BY MANAGERS 
MAY COST RAILROADS $750,000 

Producers Are Displeased at Big Roads that Compelled the 

Adoption of Higher Tariff. Will Favor Use of Smaller 

Lines. N. Y. Central and Pennsylvania Are Most 

Likely Sufferers. 



The theatrical managers have decid- 
ed if they are eventually unsuccessful 
in their fight against the new high 
tariff the passenger associations of the 
various trunk lines inaugurated, they 
will make such lines as voted for the 
new rates feel the weight of their dis- 
pleasure. 

When the meeting was held in New 
York to pass on the advisability of ac- 
cepting the suggestion made by the 
Inter-State Commerce Commission, 
several of the smaller lines through 
their representatives voted against the 
adoption of the higher rate. This be- 
came known to the theatrical man- 
agers and they are going to swing busi- 
ness to these lines wherever and when- 
ever possible. The managers do not 
agitate to any great measure against 
the raise of a quarter of a cent a mile 
per capita, but do not think that the 
roads are giving them a fair deal on 
the provision which calls for 40 fares 
for a baggage car. 

As outlined by one of the booking 
managers this week, the managers will 
arrange their hauls so as to favor the 
smaller lines where they can possibly 
do so, even to the extent of passing up 
a town here and there along the route. 
In making long jumps they will also 
favor the smaller roads. If there is a 
company going from New York to Chi- 
cago, ttic jump will be made via the 
Lehigh Valley and the Wabash roads, 
cutting out the New York Central 

On jumps south from New York 
the Baltimore and Ohio will be favored. 
This line will also reap the benefit of 
business out of Pittsburgh, hurting the 
Pennsylvania. Out of Chicago, the 
Monon and the C. H. & D., Chicago & 
Alton, and the Wabash will be favored. 
In this case the Big Four Lines, which 
are part of the New York Central Sys- 
tem, will be the losers. 

The managers figure that by cutting 
the business wherever possible from 
the big systems, which practically 
forced the adoption of the higher tariff 
by their majority votes in the associa- 
tion meeting, they will finally bring 
the matter of the revision of the tariffs 
to the notice of the biggest stockhold- 
ers, who will force the roads to adopt 
a special theatrical rate so as to avoid 
the continued loss of business. 

A rough estimate made by one of 
the managers was to the effect that the 
N. Y. Central and the Big Four lines 
would lose upwards of half a million 
dollars a year by the managers favor- 
ing the smaller lines. The Pennsyl- 
vania will approximately lose $250,000 
annually in theatrical business. 



-BACK HOME" JUNE 21. 

June 21 is the date that has been set 
for the opening of the Irvin Cobb 



play, "Back Home," at Atlantic City. 
Willis P. Sweatnam will play the role 
Ole Reliable, the darkey. 

Thomas A. Wise will be the prin- 
cipal player. 

DISPOSING OF KLEIN'S PLAYS. 

Upon the return of Charles Klein, 
Jr., to New York, within the next fort- 
night, some definite announcement as 
to the disposal of the plays written and 
owned by the late Charles Klein, who 
went down with the Lusitania, is ex- 
pected. 

It may be that several of Klein's in- 
completed plays will be turned over 
to another writer and finished so that 
they may be gotten into shape for pro- 
duction by next season. 

One, fully finished, entitled "The 
Guilty Man," is pretty certain to be 
produced by a New York manager next 
fall. 



SHOWS IN FRISCO. 

San Francisco, May 19. 

John Drew opened at the Columbia 
in "Rosemary" and business was satis- 
factory. Both star and company pleased 
immensely, with fine notices. 

"This Way Out" (Kolb and Dill) is 
doing nicely at the Alcazar. 



MANAGERS' CUT-RATE TICKETS. 

With all of the recent agitation over 
the cut-rate ticket question and the 
arrival of a possible solution through 
the Public Service Agency inaugurated 
by Joe Leblang (which would do away 
with the presentation of the coupons at 
the box office where they would be 
flouted in the face of the patrons who 
were ready to give up the regular price 
for seats), the Shuberts are putting out 
their own cut-rate coupon to be hon- 
ored only at the box office. 

The method in vogue at the Shubert 
theatres for the distribution of the cut- 
rate voucher as it is called by them, 
is through a special advertising repre- 
sentative. Each house for which the 
tickets are distributed is taxed $50 
weekly for the service. The attraction 
playing the house has to share on the 
added charge. There are at least ten 
theatres in town playing attractions 
over which the Shuberts have complete 
control. If cut-rate coupons are being 
issued through the special department 
for all of these houses and each is 
taxed $50 weekly, the department is re- 
ceiving $500 a week. The coupon as it 
appears does not cost more than $2 a 
thousand to print. The cost of distri- 
bution is very low as the method ap- 
plied is through the means of placing 
them in the United Cigar Stores and 
like chain of stores throughout the city. 
This leaves quite a margin of profit for 
the coupon placing department. 

This may or may not be the reason 
that the Shuberts are continuing to 
place their own coupons on the market 
even in face of the well known and 
recognized effect that the presentation 
of this form of ticket has had on the 
box office sales when they are present- 
ed at times when others are present 
ready to purchase at the regular rates. 



SAMPLES OF CUT RATE COUPONS. 



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9 P.M. 




SECURE SEATS 
WELL 
IN ADVANCE 



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pon distributed by Joe Leblang to attract patronage to hiB agency. The bottom represents 
the coupon used by the Shuberts and are honored at their various box offices. 



39TH ST REET THEATRE %?„ 

THIS VOU^ftER MUST NOT BE" 80LD. 
When Presented at Box-Office Entitles Holder to 8pedal 
P rtcca, 

LOU-TELLEGEN 
in "Taking Chances" 

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NEW ACTS. 

Edna Aug is returning to vaudeville 
with a new act written by Blanche 
Merrill. 

D. S. Samuels, producer of the 
Royal Balalaika Orchestra and "Every- 
body," will put on a dance ballet with 
Lysa Graham. Eight Metropolitan 
ballet girls will be in the act. 

Alice Hegraan, as a single. 

"Some Boy/ 1 musical, with Madeline 
Gregg featured. 

Burnham and Irwin have separated, 
Chas. Irwin having arranged a single 
for vaudeville. 

Jack McLallen and Mae Carson in a 
new skating act with girls. 

Margaret May, comedy sketch, "A 
Respectable Lodging House," with four 
people. 

Bedini and Arthur with five people 
will return to vaudeville June 21, at the 
Palace, New York, including in their 
turn a travesty of "On Trial." 

Robert O'Brien, who had his leg 
broken some weeks ago by being run 
down by an auto in Detroit, is in New 
York. He is able to be around with the 
aid of a cane. O'Brien has joined 
Louis Stepp (formerly Stepp, Mehlin- 
ger and King) and Milt Francis. They 
will do a musical singing turn. 

May Thatcher is trying out a new 
single act. 

Helen Dickson (Helen Dickson and 
Rambler Sisters) has left that act and 
will shortly open as a single. 



SHOWS IN L08 ANOBLES. 
Los Angeles, May 19. 

Cliauncey Olcott opened to a small 
house at the Mason Monday, but prom- 
ises to finish to a fair week, as the 
advance sale is soaring. 

Ida St. Leon is starring at the Bur- 
bank, in a stock production of "Polly 
of the Circus," Miss St. Leon appear- 
ing in her original role. 



Edna Lemmenes Seeking Divorce. 
Los Angeles, May 19. 

Edna Lemmencs, a chorus girl, hat 
sued Homer G. Lemmenes for a 
divorce. 



STOCKS OPENING. 

The Casino, Brooklyn, which plays 
burlesque during the season, will inau- 
gurate a summer dramatic stock policy 
beginning May 24 with a company 
headed by Noel Travers and Irene 
Douglass. Travels appeared before this 
season in the same locality at the 
Grand opera house, but closed at that 
theatre through trouble with the man- 
agement. Others in the company will 
be George Carlton, Minnie Stanley, 
Reginald Williams. The opening at- 
traction will be "Satan Sanderson." 



Two stock companies are being re- 
cruited to play the summer parks con- 
trolled by Rudy Heller of Philadelphia. 
One will be dramatic and the second 
operatic. 



Syracuse, May 19. 
The Valley Amusement Co. will 
open its season of summer stock mu- 
sical comedies at the Valley theatre 
June 21. 

|f you don't advartU* In VARIETY, 
d^n't odvartlM. 



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NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



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Hoyt's "Spirit of Goodfellowship.' 
Male Quartet. 
17 Mins.; Full. 
58th Street 

Here is an idea, which, had it been 
properly handled, would have found a 
place on the big time. The theme is 
of the type used in "livery woman" and 

"Experience." A moody student, seated 
before an open fireplace, sings a num- 
ber at the opening. At the finish he is 
visited by the Spirit of Goodfellowship, 
who brings with him two companions. 
The four enter a singing routine that 
carries the plot. Single and double 
numbers follow, «nd several full quar- 
tet selections are rendered. Three of 
the singers arc worthy but one falls 
below the standard. The numbers are 
in the main well selected, but the act 
could have been aided materially by 
the introduction of one or two num- 
bers in the centre which would have 
earned a little more public appreciation. 
"Heidelberg" from "The Prince of Pil- 
sen" would have been a number that 
could have fitted admirably and suited 
the voices. The turn has been staged 
with great care as to light effects and 
detail, and it seems that a little more 
attention might have been devoted to 
the dressing of the men. With one 
change in the quartet the act will do on 
the better time. Fred. 



Dorothy Herman. 

Songs. 

15 Mins.; One. 

Greeley Sq. 

In* Dorothy Herman, a good-look- 
ing young female, bubbling over with 
personality, there is very little fault to 
find at present. A change in the de- 
livery of a few of her numbers would 
help considerably. Miss Herman pos- 
sesses one of those quiet deliveries, 
bringing her points up to a proper de- 
gree before allowing them to explode. 
Besides showing an elaborate ward- 
robe which gives her a fetching ap- 
pearance, she has a likeable manner 
which does not really need the songs 
to place her over. Besides all the 
necessary qualities Miss Herman has 
songs with melodies which are whistled 
by the audience during her quick 
changes. Her second number dress 
might be changed for something more 
becoming. Miss Herman is doing too 
much, although forced to it. When a 
little speed is inserted, she should hold 
down a spot on the bigger circuits. 
Next to closing she scored the hit of 
the show Monday night. 



Elsie May Trio. 
Singing and Dancing. 
13 Mins.; One. 
58th Street. 

Elsie May is assisted by two lively 
little broilers, a blonde and a brunette. 
Both sing and dance. The trio is an 
ideal small time act. It opens with 
a three-number which gets over. This 
is followed by Mis? May singing alone. 
After this, the girls do a double num- 
ber. "Chinatown" in costume is the 
fourth number. The act could inject a 
little more ginger in the centre; how- 
ever, the girls work as thou eh they 
ha,l production experience. Fred.. 



Patricola and Myer. 

"The Dancing Fool" (Dances, Songs 

and Talk). 
11 Mins.; One. 
American Roof. 

A good enough two-act to stop the 
show on the American Roof Tuesday 
night, opening after intermission, 
thereby gaining themselves the hit of 
the bill. Thomas Patricola and Ruby 
Myer are the team. They sing, comede 
and dance. Mr. Patricola is especially 
strong on dancing in the hard shoe 
way, though he doesn't run a bad sec- 
ond with his comedy. Miss Myer is 
a cute girl in her stage work, gets a 
song over well, without boasting of a 
strong singing voice. The couple 
play nicely together. They close with 
a fast dance, a bit rough. Throughout 
the turn Patricola made considerable 
out of kidding the turns ahead of him. 
For this reason the act should have 
been next to closing. They could 
have easily filled that position. Be- 
sides speed (running 11 minutes) each 
appears to have an exact idea of what 
they want to do and what they are 
doing. It looks as though they should 
make the big time. In fact, there is 
no visible reason, remembering some 
two-acts now there, why Patricola and 
Myer are not on the big time. Slme. 



Ruth and Kitty Henry. 
Songs and Talk. 
15 Mins.; One. 
Harlem O. H. 

Ruth and Kitty Henry will reach the 
big houses as soon as Kitty gets some 
real comedy material. Her present 
matter along that line is not there. 
She is not fitted for the material used, 
which is not by any means her own. 
The girls open with "Kentucky Home," 
most attractively put over — notwith- 
standing that Ruth only possesses- a 
voice. The use of the color wheel for 
this number could be eliminated. One 
color, plenty. "When I Leave the 
World Behind" furnishes Ruth with a 
pleasing ballad. Kitty's comedy is em- 
ployed after this number, followed by 
"Nightime Down in Dixieland" for a 
closer. Two dresses, both in good 
taste, show the girls off to advantage. 



"Springtime." 

Musical Comedy. 

20 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Jefferson. 

The small time can boast of this 
little musical comedy, that's chuck full 
of vivacity, ability, and songs that will 
carry it over. "Springtime" is a re- 
vised form of "school" acts. It has the 
Dutch teacher, the Hebrew comedian, 
the "cissy" boy, girls. All play with- 
out character makeup. The best num- 
ber is "Jane." Two of the girls know 
how to deliver a song and at times dis- 
play dancing ability. 



Cecile Trio. 

Acrobatic Dancing. 

12 Mins.; 2 (One) 10 (Full). 

58th Street. 

A team is offering acrobatic dancing 
with a comedy assist in the form of a 
"Chaplin" imitation. The act wholly 
acceptable to a small time audience 
and seems to qualify for the tag end 
of a bill. Fred. 



Solly Ward and Lillian Fitzgerald. 
Singing and Dancing. 
17 Mins.; One. 
Fifth Avenue. 

Mr. Ward and Miss Fitzgerald are 
from burlesque and presenting an act 
that seems to consist principally of 
bits in their show.' Miss Fitzgerald is 
a striking looking girl who wears two 
gowns in a stunning manner and sings 
very well. Mr. Ward impersonates a 
German and gets laughs. Nothing more 
can be asked of the team. The turn is 
a little rough for the better time, but 
there appears to be no reason why they 
should not get a route over th<* small 
time and be a "riot" with that class 
of an audience. With a little smoothing 
down of some of the comedy and more 
rhyme and reason injected, the duo 
will serve for an early spot on big bills. 

Fred. 



Mellor and DePaula. 

Songs. 

10 Mins.; One. 

Greeley Sq. 

This couple seem to be unable to 
gauge their ability. Opening with a 
few comic opera selections they dis- 
play quite a vocal range and score 
heavily. After thus placing them- 
selves in good standing they try for 
comedy honors, which should not be. 
The comedy employed is almost gray 
with age, including having a bunch of 
flowers handed to the woman, while the 
man receives a bunch of beets. Al- 
though the audience seemed to enjoy 
their nonsensical fun, it should be re- 
placed by straight singing, which 
should give the act better value. 



Harry Lester Mason. 

Monolog. 

15 Mins.; One (Special Drop). 

Henderson's. 

Harry Lester Mason is a German 
comedian with a monolog telling of his 
experiences as an apartment house 
janitor. In a jumper suit with a small 
chin piece, he use? the usual gargling 
enunciation. At Henderson's the audi- 
ence roared at the monolog, which is 
amusing most of the time. A recita- 
tion about his wife also is capable of 
securing the laughs. The talk about 
sailors and firemen overrunning his 
apartment might not prove pleasing in 
some houses, but there are plenty who 
will enjoy his act from start to finish. 



"Girl in the Dark" (3). 
Crook Sketch. 
13 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Greeley Sq. 

Usual female thief sketch with com- 
plications disclosing young girl crook 
proving to vaudeville manager she can 
successfully play crook role in his play. 
Rather small timey, with some of the 
dialog heard before. Should have no 
trouble in playing small-time circuits. 



Le Prince and Sanchez. 

Tumbling. 

10 Mins.; Three. 

Henderson's. 

These men have a fair routine of 
tumbling. They app: n r in comedy 
make-up and employ various comedy 
props. The act is not up to the stand- 
ard set for big time opening turns. 



Josephine Kathryn. 

Songs. 

13 Mint,; One. 

American Roof. 

In a song arrangement somewhat 
different from the usual run, Josephine 
Kathryn is trying a single on the small 
time and getting away in an early spot 
with it. A pleasant looking girl with 
a pleasant voice, Miss Kathryn (if that 
is her proper stage name) seems to 
have had some musical production 
experience. She opens with a musical 
comedy or comic opera number, then 
employs a rocking chair on the stage 
to sing about it, working it in a med- 
ley sort of way, and has a medley of 
Irish songs, closing with "Susie Sew- 
ing Shirts." Though very late for this 
number, the girl does the second verse 
and chorus with a lisp, that made it 
the strongest bit of her turn — she 
knowing that, hence closing with it. 
Not a bad small time single at all, 
away from that rough and ready kind 
in appearance and work. Sime. 



Balzer Sisters (2). 
"Butterfly Act" 
10 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Brighton Theatre. 

The Balzer Sisters, billed as direct 
from the New York Hippodrome, held 
the opening spot on the opening bill 
of the season at the Brighton this 
week. The girls have a clever routine 
while hanging by their teeth, closing 
with the usual butterfly business as first 
done by the Curzon Sisters. More 
filmy wings might be secured by the 
Balzers. Satisfactory starter for any 
bill. 



Mary Elizabeth, Al and Fannie Sted- 
man and the Musical Hunters are 
among the acts booked by Chris O. 
Brown to leave July 6 on the Ventura 
from San Francisco, to play the Rick- 
ards Tour in Australia. 



58TH STREET. 

One thing certain about the audience that 
frequents Proctor's IWth Street and that la 
that they like "hokum." Another thing 
equally certain Is that Manager Buck knows 
Just the spot to feed the comedv to them. 
You have got to hand It to that Buck hoy as 
a manager. Tuesday night he had them stand- 
ing three deep back of the rati from 7.45 un- 
til a little after ten. Judging from the looks 
of the, majority of the audience they were 
pulled from the other side of the Queensboro 
Bridge. Tf that Is so. It sure does speak 
volumes of the value of paper and paste. 

From the manner In which the crowded 
house received the show It would seem that 
the bill had been made to order for them. 
There were six acts and seven reels. Of the 
latter two were two-roelers and the balance 
singles. The "Imow started by a slnele-reel 
drama followed by a comedy. The vaudeville 
was split Into three sections of two arts each, 
the sections being divided by pictures. 

The Elsie May Trio (Vew Acts) started the 
first section of vaudeville. The three girls 
scored with the audience. They were fol- 
lowed bv Howard and Chase (hoys), who en- 
tertained with several comedv characteriza- 
tions, though excerfllngly "small tlmey." 
pleased. The one boy's plavlng of Ruben«teln's 
melody In P on the cello was exceedingly 
faulty In spots, but the audience was none the 
wiser. A Thanhouser two-reeler followed, 
which though badly produced brought laughs 
toward the end. 

Hoyt's "Spirit of Goodfellowship" (New 
Acts) was the opener of the second section of 
vaudeville and proved a distinct noveltv In 
the way of a male quartet. The Four Slick- 
ers next were one of the real "hokum" offer- 
ings of the bill and almost stopped the show. 
The act Is entirely small time, but there It 
will answer without doubt. A single-reel 
Luhln comedy followed. 

The third vaudeville section brought forth 
Palv and Kramer, placed too far down for 
their merit, and the Ccclle Trio (New Acts), 
with the latter scoring the more heavily of the 
two. A two-reel Installment of "The God- 
dess." which ended rather abruptly, ended the 
show. JV»d. 



SHOW REVIEWS 



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SHE'S IN AGAIN. 

The Gaiety held as large a crowd, consider- 
In* Its relative capacity, as any first night of 
this season, when "Shu's lo Again" was first 
shown on Broadway Monday evening. The two 
Important points of Interest to most of those 
assembled were what Tommy Gray could do 
with a $2 show, and how Ned Wayburn would 
handle a production without music or chorus. 

The large majority knew or knew of Tommy 
Gray. He's a vaudeville writer, who has 
trained himself to write laughs. This may be 
a strange pursuit for any writer, according to 
the Broadway lights who have been drawing 
royalty for years through being good choosers 
of other people's material. And it will be to 
Tommy Gray's credit forever that, regardless 
of the fate of this farce, whether its farcical 
base and trimmings are high brow or low 
brow, rough or polished, that Mr. Gray, who 
turned out the American version of this Eng- 
lish farce, adapted from the French, did not 
employ one "sure-fire" line, gag or situation 
that had been previously employed upon the 
stage — vaudeville or legitimate. The very near- 
est be came to It was In the third act, when 
a chorus girl, visiting for the nonce in a pri- 
vate home, looked about the room, exclaiming, 
"Bo thiB is Lakewood ! ! It brought a loud 
laugh from the wise regulars in front. 

In fact, "She's In Again" brings many loud 
laughs. The piece builds up. At the end of 
the second act, It didn't seem as though value 
for $2 could be given, with yet another act 
to come, but the third act, given over almost 
entirely to Ada Lewis (who easily walked 
away with all comedy honors), forced the 
laughter in a stream, and at times It was a 
scream. 

Mr. Wayburn turned out three good-looking sets 
and had his play running in fast time, though 
It was noticeable in more than one Instance 
that rigid rehearsing apparently was holding 
down principals to the exact manner of their 
coaching. This was especially true of Mae 
Hopkins, a chorus girl, playing a chorus girl's 
role. She did It too mechanically, whereas 
naturally and outside the theatre Miss Hop- 
kins is the exact person for the part. On the 
Gaiety stage, though, she was the type in ap- 
pearance only, a good-looking blonde, who 
would probably give a better account of her- 
self If allowed to take the character In her 
own way. It's a "fat" role and should hold 
up almost anyone. 

"She's In Again" was "My Aunt" In Lon- 
don, where it had a long run. The original 
In French must have been a piece of burning 
ginger, according to the last act, where Miss 
Lewis, as a middle-aged "dame," thinking she 
sees her last hope for a husband In William 
Roselle as a lively young budding lawyer with 
a rich aunt in Kalamazoo, goes Into a bedroom 
to sleep, arrays herself In borrowed pajamas 
and climbs Into bed, while Aubrey Brighton 
(Mr. Roselle) Is in the practical bathroom, 
also attiring himself in pajamas for the 
night's rest, both having been given the same 
room in error. With lights down and Ann 
Rayner (Miss Lewis) under the covering, 
Brighton also clambers Into bed, the two lying 
there for an instant before the ensuing ex- 
clamations commence. This is Just at the 
finale, when the door of the bathroom is open- 
ed to exhibit a girl Immersed in the tub, up 
to her shoulders. 

The farcical plot Is of Brighton taking Miss 
Rayner home with him from a masquerade 
ball. He occupies a bachelor apartment at 
7th avenue and 40th street, and told the girl 
he wanted to show her some photographs. 
When the mask leaves her face, Brighton's 
only thought Is to get rid of her. Meantime 
his aunt arrives, and later the chorus girl, 
who wishes to make up a quarrel she had had 
with her sweetheart, Leslie Tarlton (Edwin 
Nlcander). Tarlton grew angry because "Paul 
Swanson" had taken his girl around the park 
seven times In a taxi cab In the rain. Brigh- 
ton askes why he worried as long as Swanson 
paid for the taxi. The complications com- 
mence to multiply from here to the finish, with 
fast action that begets laughs, In which the 
dialog Is an able first assistant. 

Miss Lewis did a gem of a character make- 
up without make-up especially. It was odd 
and It was laughable. In the third act, while 
wearing evening dress with a man's low soft 
black hat on, Miss Lewis was a continual 
laugh on looks alone, and she played very 
well ( besides. Sydney Greenstreet as a butler 
gave an excellent performance. Mr. Roselle, 
barring a visible nervousness, ran nicely 
through his part, although tbe kissing of the 
doorknob should come out Instanter. That's 
too much mush with no humor for Broadway. 
George A. Schiller and Julln Ralph. In elderly 
roles, well carried them, Mr. Schiller getting 
every ounce out of his part without pressing 
it. Eileen Van Blene was a sweet engenue, 
programmed as a widow, which conflicted with 
her dialog and playing. The widow billing 
seemed superfluous, unless It was necessary In 
the French. 

For a first attempt at legitimate playwrlght- 
Ing, even though a rewrite, Tommy Gray la 
entitled to a lot of credit. It will give him 
confidence for the future. Tommy has an In- 
herent funny streak that simply needs culti- 
vation. 

Built only for laughing purposes, "She's In 
Again" accomplishes Its object. It looks as 
though Ned Wayburn Is threatened with a hit 
on his first try. The Gaiety Is about the best 
house In town that could have been selected 
for a farce of this order. 8ime. 



PALACE. 

'Never before In her entire professional 
career has Eva Tnnguay fnced such a legiti- 
mate handicap as she did at the Palace Mon- 
day night, following a line of successive bits 
that made one automatically regret In advance 
the possibilities that apparently awaited her. 



The cyclonic genius of originality seemed con- 
fronted by the established precedent that 
spelled plainly professional death, for the pre- 
ceding team shook the rafters with well-earned 
applause, but Tanguay'a musical Introduction 
not only shattered the rule, but undoubtedly 
registered an applause record for this or any 
other New York vaudeville house. 

A spontaneous reception welcomed Tanguay 
that fairly took her breath away, in fact it 
seemed to temporarily embarrass the princi- 
pal, for she could do little In the way of 
acknowledgment beyond bow and salaam. It 
doesn't require much mental reflection to 
seriously weigh the Import of such a condi- 
tion, recording as it surely does the remark- 
able popularity of Eva Tanguay as a vaude- 
ville attraction. Tanguay was an artistic hit 
as well, an artistic hit from every individual 
standpoint, including that moBt important es- 
sential, appearance. Tanguay never looked 
more attractive, more uniformly trim nor 
more perfectly figured than she does at pres- 
ent. Her wardrobe, continually changed, 
needs neither introduction nor comment. And 
her routine Is easily the best she has con- 
structed In several seasons, every single lyrical 
addition gathering its full quota of apprecia- 
tion and applause. She finally concluded after 
a speech, an encore, a recitation and "I Don't 
Care," which came after repeated requests. 
And her box office power successfully held up 
through a crucial test, for the house carried a 
capacity attendance under unfavorable weather 
conditions. 

As for the supporting program, the Pekln 
Mysteries, presented by Hang Ping Chien, 
parallel the Chinese with the best Jap acts 
seen hereabouts, as entertainers. The stereo- 
typed Chinese feat of producing hugh bowls 
of water is featured, while one member ex- 
ecutes a roll-over In this line that tops any 
shown by preceding competitors. The Chlen 
troupe corralled one of the evening's hits and 
were voted a distinct novelty. 

Robins held the second position with his 
novel comedy specialty, the mimic's quaint de- 
livery and seemingly original line of comedy 
striking a responsive chord. Following came 
Florence Tempest and Co., chiefly assisted by 
Donald McDonald and Allen Kearns. Miss 
Tempest's Impersonation stood out conspicu- 
ously in contrast to the efforts of her com- 
pany, but for some unaccountable reason, the 
numbers did not make the expected connection. 
The vocal efforts of Kearns ran somewhat be- 
low form and whatever the offering gained can 
be credited to the principal and McDonald, 
who seemed well at ease In his new role. The 
costumes and general stage dressing were at- 
tractive. 

"Woman Proposes," the one-act satire con- 
tributed by Paul Armstrong landed nicely 
once the monotony of the Introductory dialog 
had passed, the descriptive situations cleverly 
interwoven Into the action of the second sec- 
tion coming fully up to expectations. The 
work of Ruth Allen and George Kelly, who 
are delegated with the explanatory labor was 
especially good. 

Ben Welch was a laughing hit with his 
Hebrew monolog, and Lillian Goldsmith and 
Co., who closed the bill, kept the majority 
seated for a view of her nautical set, which 
makes a splendid background for her terpst- 
chorcan efforts. Collins and Hart opened the 
show. Just before Tanguay the Canslnos, 
Spanish dancers. Wynn. 

BRIGHTON. 

The Brighton started Its seventh season as 
a vaudeville house this week, under disheart- 
ening conditions. Monday found a rainy day 
and Tuesday was cold, making a noticeable 
depression in the box office receipts. Tuesday 
night the house was about half full, with a 
goodly number paper. 

Irene Franklin was given the honor of head- 
lining the Inaugural program. She did all 
that was asked of her and put over the hit of 
the bill, the audience being loath to let her 
go. Of her six numbers two were new. One 
Is a satire on the dancing craze, "A Fox 
Trotter's Chatter" and a number called "ft I 
Don't Lock My Family Up It's the, Old Maids' 
Home for Me." Both are put over In the 
inimitable Franklin way, and caught on Im- 
mediately. Bert Green was at the piano, con- 
ducting In his usual finished manner. 

The bill contained other hits. Ethel Klrke 
and Billy Fogarty started things off with a 
snap In the second spot and from then on the 
show never stopped. Bill Fogarty made many 
frlendB with his care-free comedy, while Miss 
Kirko sang, and looked decidedly attractive 
In a new wardrobe, two of her dresses show- 
ing a most expensive back. The Langdons In 
their "A Night on the Boulevard" secured 
many laughs with their prop auto. 

The Primrose Four, with songs and well 
regulated comedy, made one of the big im- 
pressions. The men sans; eight numbers, end- 
ing with "Bobbing Up and Down," their stand- 
ard number, owing to the way they put It 
over. The sprlghtllness of the men, con- 
sidering their weight. Is exceptional. 

The sketch was furnished by Allan Dlnehart 
and Co., In "The Meanest Man In the World." 
the company consisting of Marie Louise Dyer. 
The youtbfulness and the personality of the 
two made a noticeable Impression. 

The Arnaut Brother* opened after Intermis- 
sion with their clowning and violin playing. 
The bird business at the finish was vastly 
amusing. Miss Franklin scored after Inter- 
mission was followed by Clark and Verdi, who 
wore still able to secure laughs aplenty with 
their Italian talk, from an audience that had 
almost laughed Itself out. "The Act Beauti- 
ful," an ever pleading closer, did the honors 
Tuesday night. Balzer Sisters (New Acts) 
opened. 

The bill for the. opening week at the Brigh- 
ton Is exceptionally attractive. If maintained, 
such will bring the crowds to the theatre. 



HENDERSON'S. 

The summer season was ushered in at Heu- 
derson's, Coney Island, Monday, with an at- 
tractively arranged seven-act bill that pleased 
the few present Tuesday afternoon. Carlton 
Hoagland, who books the Island house, is out 
to give his patrons the best, evidenced by tbe 
first show of the year. 

Henderson's appears tbe same, with a bright 
and airy atmosphere. I^emuel Blakcman. 
resident manager of the theatre, had ovcry 
thing In readiness for the opening. The 
usherettes are adorned in white with large 
blue sashes bo the patron* may Identify them. 

The opening bill was headlined by Rajah, 
who, although featured in the billing, was by 
no means the biggest hit of the day. Her 
work was liked but the audience seemed Just 
as enthusiastic over the other turns. Tbe 
show started with Le Prince and Sanchez 
(New Acts). Weston and Leon sang their 
way to popularity. The girls evidently thought 
they had little chance of making any kind of 
an Impression upon the light crowd but were 
agreeably surprised at the applause. The 
character songs of the girls and a new num- 
ber, "When Sunday Comes to Town, ' gained 
for them one of the hits of the bill, although 
on early. 

For the novelty hit the Meyako Sisters ran 
alone. The two little. Jap girls Jumped Int > 
immediate favor. Plenty of life was added 
to the show by Keno and Green, clever 
dancers. Dunbar s Nine White Hussars sang 
•and played their band instruments to the best 
of results. Harry Lester Mason (New Acts) 
with his Dutch comedy, had laughs from start 
to finish of his talk. 

Rajah was followed by Lydell, Fisher and 
Lydell. Fisher Is a new member of the trio, 
playing straight. Few opportunities are given 
him, the real weight resting upon the Hick 
part, which is well handled by Lydell. The 
young woman seems to be anxious to do more, 
but little chance is given her also. This act 
next to closing made their work felt. Sylvia 
Loyal and her Pierrot held them In till the 
last. 

AMERICAN ROOF. 

It may have been the cool weather Tuesday 
evening that accounted for the unusually large 
throng on the American Roof. The house up 
there looked good, with so many people on It. 
Svengall headed the first half's program. He, 
with Elsie Terry, does the musical mind read- 
ing, Miss Terry playing the pieces whispered 
by the audience Into Svengall's ear, also sing- 
ing them, In a rich contralto. Besides, Miss 
Terry Is a good looking girl, and lends 
class to Ibis act that looks to be the 
best of Its kind that has shown around 
New York. Svengall makes a brief anounce- 
ment after "hypnotizing" Miss Terry, who 
enters singing "Ben Bolt." While playing 
she never ceases to watch Svengall, as he 
walks through the orchestra, but she plays 
and sings continuously, making It a pro- 
longed medley, changing tune end tempo In- 
stantly, as often as another number (s called 
for. The songs ran from opera to rag. No 
matter how the player Is cued, the act Is ex- 
cellent, especially for the small time, where 
It should be a very big feature. Svengall 
makes a good appearance, speaking with a 
slight accent. The one fault with this act. 
as with others similar, Is that when the man 
Is working under the balcony the upper por- 
tion of the theatre Is helpless for amuse- 
ment or sttentlon, having onlv the pianist to 
watch. Remembering this It might be as 
well not to go beyond the vl«ion range of the 
first rows upstairs, but keening well down In 
front In the orchestra would he even better. 
Svengall Is said to have been the first In these 
latter vaudeville days to present this sort of 
a turn. He has played the middle west for a 
long while, but that has not kept the act from 
the class It has secured, and which would en- 
able It To appear In any house. The co- 
slnglng and playing makes It a novelty almost. 

Closing the first part Svengall scored de- 
cidedly, and opening the second part, Patrlcola 
and Myer (New Acts) were the hit of 
the bill. They stopped the show. After 
them came the Hippodrome Four, a rough 
quartet In a school room set with the 
u«ual characters, German school teacher. He- 
brew comedian, "cissy" and awkward lanky 
boy. It was a little harder In position than 
It ordinarily would have been through fol- 
lowing the two-act, but the Hippodrome boys, 
who are longer on eomedv thnn they are on 
singing, created mirth throughout, finishing 
very well. Unless the closlna In "one" Is 
needed by the stage manager (and It whs not 
on the Roof), there Is no reason to end the 
act In front of the drop. As a slap stick 
school quartet the Hippodrome Four qualify. 

In a still harder sp^t. rltrht nfter. and 
next to closing the bill, the White Sisters did 
well enough. But "White Sisters" Is not their 
name. The two girls appeared to he trying 
out or working In. The Throe Donala closed 
the performance. Openlnc the hill was IV 
Armo with Juggling. After that rame Jose- 
phine Kathryn (New Acts), a single. 

Myles McCarthy, with Alda Wolcott, wan 
third In his old sketch. "Cnn Dreams Come 
True?" It amused thonc In front, and the 
finish went particularly strong. Rouble Sims, 
who sings and talks while he cartoons, wns 
next, and well received. A romlc and a serial 
Aim were also on the hill 8ime. 



without effort to adhere to the main plot 
which became lost In tbe network of numbers, 
managed to bold sufficient Interest through- 
out the performance to Justify the engage- 
ment, but taken seriously as a contender for 
future booking, this particular aggregation 
loomed up as a decidedly weak applicant 

It looked like a well oiled one-nlghter, the 
principals automatically delivering a routine 
of dialog that seemed consititent but unin- 
teresting, the occasional appearance of the 
choruB (which registered well as a singing 
combination) breaking up a monotonous suc- 
cession of situations that never approached 
the requirements of standard "tab" comedy. 

A number of principals stood out In con- 
spicuous xpots registering points of ability 
(the absence of programs making individual 
comment impossible), but as a whole the per- 
formance was hardly up to expectations, the 
one noticeable redeeming feature being the 
ensemble work of the girls whoso efforts re- 
flected credit on the stage manager. 

The equipment suggested a moderate ex- 
penditure with no pretense at "flash," al- 
though a neat set of costumes was displayed. 

"The Elopers" found things at the Square 
a bit different than the road, the 14th street 
audience having accumulated an early educa- 
tion on tabloid possibilities and by the quiet 
reception tendered this troupe, It was evident 
things were not running up to expectation. 

As a one-nlgbt-stand affair, liberally billed 
and properly exploited "The Elopers" carry 
good financial possibilities, but coming Into 
New York as a contender for tabloid honors 
there doesn't seem a possible chance. 

Wynn. 



REGENT. 

The Regent, 110th street and Tth avenue, 
formerly playing pictures, now presents pop 
vaudeville. B. 8. Moss recently leased the 
house and finds little trouble In keeping It 
going at a fast clip. The attendance Tuoaday 
night would satisfy anyone. The Harlemltes, 
however, have not lost their liking for fea- 
tures. This was demonstrated at the finish of 
the new five- reel release of the Metro, "The 
Middleman," closing the show no one walked 
out and the film received as much applause as 
any act on the bill. It was deserving of all 
It got, for the feature Is there with the big 
finish and the work of Albert Chevalier 
throughout Is finished. 

Ryan and Maybelle opened after a Hearst- 
Sellg Weekly, and passed quietly. The solo 
dance by the girl could be replaced by a 
song, for that Is a bad spot In the turn. 
Kalma and Co. followed with magical enter- 
tainment which bewildered the entire house. 
The floating ball lo the best trick attempted 
besides a case Illusion for a finish. They 
were well received. Dolll D'Anert displayed 
an elaborate gown and a fair voice In 
straight songs. After tbe weekly serial, Wal- 
ter St James and Co. scored one of the hits. 
The act cannot hope for any better time, for 
the oast Is not any too good. The little com- 
edy tried for appears to land at the proper 
time, breaking the dull spots. Joe Whitehead 
with his "nut" talk and songs put over" tbe 
hit of the show. His little ditties and Jokes 
were funny and consequently laughed at. Do 
Peron Trio closed and held them. The lift- 
ing brought the boys applause returns. 



FIFTH AVENUE. 



THE ELOPERS. 

The producers of this "tab" playing the 
current wcrk at the Union Square havo shot 
conslderahly wide of the enmeily mark, the 
greater part of the responsibility r»--tln« upon 
the musical repertoire, whleh fails to reveal 
anything beyond the ordinary program of 
popular numbers without a semblance of nov- 
pltv to help A succession of comedy "hit*." 



Outside of the Fifth Avenue there Is a paint- 
ed eight-sheet board that announces "Eight 
Acts and Eight Pictures." That Is splitting 
It 50-80. For those who like vaudeville and 
also for those who like pictures, nothing 
could be fairer. However, there are really 
seven acts of vaudeville, a travelog and theee, 
coupled with some pictures, frame a show that 
runs from a few minutes after eight until al- 
most eleven o'clock. 

The electric sign which formerly bore the 
names of the headline acts is missing from the 
front of the house, and at present there Is a 
makeshift In Its place. Monday night It bore 
the names of Marshall Montgomery and Oeorge 
Felix and the Barry Girls. These acts shared 
the headline honors for the first half of the , 
week. Business was very good In spite of tbe 
damp evening, the entire lower floor being well 
filled at 8.18. 

After the Initial reels Frank Houghton and 
Co., In their comedy cycling specialty, opened 
the bill. The motor cycle feats put the act 
very big, although considerable Improvement 
could be made If the machine's exhaust was 
muffled without detracting a bit from the 
value of the turn. Raymond and Helder held 
the second spot and passed nicely. There are 
spots In the turn that bespeak class, but 
against this Is much small time material that 
detracts from the general value. 

Billy Tulte's Collegians held the third spot 
and pulled down a nice little hit. A Chaplin 
comedy followed. Solly Ward and Lillian 
Fitzgerald (New Arts) preceded the Para- 
mount Travel Talk, the latter carried on the 
program as a regular net The travel reels, 
which are being Issued by the Paramount 
Service, are supplemented by a number of 
slides and a lecturer. The latter has a pleas- 
ing delivery and aeorc* his points. The fea- 
ture Is one that will attract and bring return 
business, as It Is to he continued Indefinitely 
as part of the program tho first hnlf of each 
week. 

Oeorge Felix and the Bnrry Olrls filled In the 
next position and scored nicely. One of the 
girls Is singing "Carolina" and putting It over. 
The finish with the waiter bit got a number 
of laugh**. Marshall Montgomery, who follow- 
ed, did not seem to tnke his work at all seri- 
ously, but, nevertheless, was one of the big 
lilt-; of the show. 

7oh|o O'Meers, assisted by two girls and two 
men with a combination singing and wire act, 
elosed tbe vaudeville portion. "coring an ap- 
plause hit Fred. 



14 



VARIETY 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (May 24) 

In Vaudeville Theatres, Playing Throe or Loss Shows Daily 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinees, when not otherwise indicated.) 
Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 

Orpheum Circuit. Theatres with "Loew" following name are on the Loew Circuit. 

Agencies booking the houses are noted by single name or initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 

Circuit— "U. B. O.," United Booking Offices -"W. V M. A.," Western Vaudeville Managers'Asso- 

ciation (Chicago)— "P," Pantages Circuit "Inter," Interstate Circuit (booking through W. V. M. 

A.)— "M," James C. Matthews (Chicago). 



New York 
PALACB (orph) 
Eva Tanguay 
Clark a Hamilton 
Hans Kronold 
Allen Dlnebart Co 
Horlik Family 
Uu Callon 
Dooley A Rugel 
Meehan'a Doga 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Juggling DeLlsle 
Purcella Broa 
Kingsbury & Munaon 
Crawford A Broderlck 
Lucille A Cockle 
Wahl a Jackson 
Boganny Troupe 
Tom Mahoney 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Fox a Eschel 
•Girl in Dark" 
Hilton a Heath 
Clark a Roae 
Nlblo a Nugent 
"Ye Old Halloween" 
HlckTllle Minatrel 
(Two to fill) 

7TH AVE (loew) 
Ergottl's Lilliputians 
Richmond a Mann 
Anderson a Burt 
Valentine Vox 
Wormwood's Animals 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Golden a West 
Kingsbury A Munson 
Sampson A Douglaa 
Honey boy Minstrels 
Harry Thomson 
Oasch Sisters 

NATIONAL (loew) 
Francis a Rosa 
Smith a Farmer 
James Orady Co 
Go let Storts a L 
Juggling Nelson 
(One to All) 

2d hslf 
Richmond A Mann 
Jas McCurdy Co 
Tom Mahoney 
3 Donalds 
(Two to fill) 

ORBELEY (loew) 
Fox A Eschel 
White Lie 
Nlblo A Nugent 
Elsie Gilbert Co 
El Cleve 

Sampson A Douglas 
Reddlngton A Grant 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Purcella Bros 
H »«■ Parker 
"Side Lights" 
Smith A Farmer 
"School Days" 
Valentine Vox 
Nip A Tuck 
(One to fill) 
BOULEVARD (loew) 
Demarest A Collette 
Ed Ford's Revue 
"Side Lighta" 
Joe Kelcey 
Wolgas A Girlie 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Patricola A Meyers 
Nichols Sisters 
Rouble Sims 
"On The Veranda" 
Lillian Watson 
Alvln A Kenny 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Hilton a Heath 
"Wrong or Right" 
Col Jack George 
Three Donalds 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Francis A Ross 
Wahl A Jackson 
Chas L. Fletcher 
"Fired from Yale" 
Mayo A Tally 
Paul Petchlng Co 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Frank Ward 
Rae Parker 
"Fired from Yale" 
Harry Thomson 
Svengall 

Rucker A Winifred 
Oasch Sisters 

2d half 
Aerial LaValls 
Demarest A Collette 
"Wrong or Right" 
Malda DcLong 
Svengall 
Senator Murphy 
Juggling Nelson 

DELANCEY (loew) 
Patricola & Meyers 
Evelyn Cunningham 
"School Days" 
Cooper Bros 
Stewart A Dakln 
(Three to All) 
2d half 
John LaVler 



White Lie 
Ward A Fitzgerald 
Frank Stafford Co 
Col Jack George 
(Three to fill) 

Coney Ielaad 

BRIGHTON (ubo) 
Georgetty A Antoinette 
Claude Golden 
Burns A Fulton 
Chick Sales 
Douglaa Fairbanka Co 
Llghtner A Jordan 
Flanagan A Edwards 
Lillian Shaw 
The Gladiators. 
HENDERSON'S (ubo) 
Samoya 

Whipple Huston Co 
Hawthorne A Inglls 
Clifton Webb Co 
Brooks A Bowen 
T Granville Co 
Nan Halperln 
Hubert Dyer Co 
(One to fill) 

Brooklyn. 

BU8HWICK (ubo) 
Trlxle Frlganza 
Misses Campbell 
Jane Connelly Co 
Mme Doree Opera Co 
Kramer A Morton 
Chas Ahearn Co 
Lai Mon Kim 
Kerr A Weaton 
"Boudoir Girl" 

PROSPECT (ubo) 
Wlllard 

Bernard Granville 
I A B Smith 
Murphy Nichols Co 
Lillian Herleln 
Will Rogers 
Act Beautiful 
Kgdlrette Dogs 
Julie Ring Co 
Booth A Leander 

SHUBERT (loew) 
Force A Williams 
Nichols Sisters 
Ryan Richfield Co 
Dale A Boyle 
Alvln A Kenny 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Frank Ward 
Mellor A De Paula 
Ryan Richfield Co 
Rucker A Winifred 
Wolgas A Girlie 
(Two to fill) 

PALACE (loew) 
John LaVler 
Cohan A Young 
Bessie LeCount 
"On the Veranda" 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Joyce A West 
Grace DeWlnters 
Bernard A Harrington 
Landry Bros 
Haydn Burton A H 

FULTON (loew) 
Paul Petchlng Co 
James Devltt Co 
Lillian Watson 
Honeyboy Minstrels 
Ward A Fitzgerald 
Recklless Trio 

2d half 
Evelyn Cunningham 
Boganny Troupe 
Hippodrome 4 
Joe Kelcey 

LaPalarica A Partner 
(One to fill) 

BIJOU (loew) 
Rouble Sims 
"Girl in Dark" 
Madia DcLong 
"Ye Old Hallowe'en" 
Evans A Wilson 
Landry Bros 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Ed Ford's Revue 
Crawford A Broderlck 
James Grady Co 
Oolet Storts A L 
Juggling DeLlsle 
(Two to fill) 

WARWICK (loew) 
Anna Boyd 
Golden A West 
Wopman A Horton 
Tower A Darrell 
Lew Palmore 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Parlse 

Force A Williams 
Fall Dough 
(Three to fill) 

Atlanta. <«a. 

FORSYTHE (ubo) 
Robert DeMont 3 
.'* l)u For noyB 
Jus Thompson Co 
flteffy Borko Co 
"War Brides" (2) 
Stanley ft La Brack 
Mile Vadlc Co 



Billing*. Mont. 

BABCOCK (loew) 
1st half 
Shaw A Lee 
Elizabeth Murray 
Everybody" 
Oeo Yeoman 
Belleclaire Broa 

Blagthnastoa, N. Y. 

STONE O H (ubo) 
Pierce A Mazlee 
Moscony Bros 
J C Msck Co 
Mario A Duffy 
2d halt 
Wayne A Warren Girls 
Winsch A Poor 
Dorothy Meuther 
Foster Lamont A F 



Birmingham, Ala. 

LYRIC (ubo) , 
Lloyd A AdamB 
Walter Walters 
Claire A Flo Gould 
\\ Lelghtons 
Long Tack Sam 

Boat on 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Glenn EUlaaon 
Norton A Earle 
The Vernons 
Carl Demarest 
Moore A Elliott 
Pealson A Ooldle 
Lee Cassados 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Hartley A Pecan 
Phllllpl 4 
Annie Kent 
J K Emmett Co 
Morris A Allen 
(Three to fill) 

ST JAMES (loow) 
Hartley A Pecan 
Mae Francis 
J K Emmett Co 
Bell Boy Trio 
Nip A Tuck 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Norton A Earle 
Cooper Broa 
Stuart Black Co 
Knowles A White 
Roy A Arthur 
(One to fill) 

GLOBE (loew) 
Phllllpl Quartet 
Stuart Black Co 
Melnotte Twins 
Roy A Arthur 
(Three to fill) 

2d half 
Glenn Ellison 
8 Olivers 

Walton A Boardman 
Moore A Elliott 
Bell Boy Trio 
Ward Sisters 
(One to fill) 



Bridgeport, O© 

POLIS (ubo) 
The Ozavs 
Lockett A Waldron 
The Pupperta 
Three Brlghtons 
Walter Brower 
Pekln Mysteries 
2d half 
Atlas Trio 
Morris A Wilson 
The Volunteers 
(Three to fill) 

PLAZA (ubo) 
Artame 
Wilton Sisters 
Burns Kllmore A G 
Sierra Sunbeams 
2d half 
Black A White 
Holding A Keating 
MuBlcal Marines 
(One to All) 



SHEA'S (ubo) 
The Olivlans 
M B Harrison 
Mr A Mrs Kelso 
Clark A Bergman 
Nazlmova 
Ben Welch 
Lunette Sisters 

Bnfte. 

EMPRESS (loew) 
El Mlna 

(JrannlH A Grannls 
'The Master Move" 
!,ew Wells 
I^n Tltcomb » 
Calvary, Can. 

PANTAGES (m) 
Tom Linton Girls 
Eddie Ross 
King Thornton Co 
Jue Quong Tal 
Phil taToska 
Mnye & Addle 
< hlcnaro 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
"Fashion Show" 
Beatrice- Herford 
Rae Samuels 
5 Annapolis Boys 
Hugh Herbert Co 



Keane A Window 
Scan Ion A Press 
Max Laube 
Leach Wallen 3 

PALACE (orph) 
Blanche Ring 
Conroy A Lemalre 
Grant A Greenwood 
J C Nugent Co 
Harry Breen 
Gleeaons A Houlihan 
Brabon A Grohs 

KEDZIE (wva) 
Rozella A Rozella 
Conley A Webb 
Dave Ferguson 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Chabot A Dixon 
Milton A De Long Sin 
Cameron A Gaylord 
Kervllle Family 
(One to All) 

COLONIAL (loew) 
Clarice Vance 
Art Adair 
Mario A Trevette 
College Four 
Roberta A Fulton 

2d half 
Edward Zoeller 3 
Amanda Gray 
Hugo B Koch Co 
Brown A Jackson 
Stewart Sterling A I 
Clarice Vance 
Bennett Sisters 

McVICKERS (loew) 
Wahlund Tekla 3 
Roland T ravers Co 
Four Soils 
Chas DeLande Co 
Belle Oliver 
Emmy's Pets 
Wurnelle 

Charleston, 9. C. 

VICTORIA (ubo) 
(Savannah split) 

1st half 
Bell Ringers 
Wm Morrow Co 
Galettl's Monkeys 
(Two to All) 

Cinelanatl. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Mott A MaxAeld 
Fagon A Byron 
Henry Sauber 
Leroy A Cahlll 
Cabaret Dogs 



Cwloanhaa 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Sllverton Girls 
Florence Timponl 
Spiegel A Jones 
Butterfly A Rose 
Jack Prince 
Payton A Green 

Denver 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Stewart A Dakln 
O'Neill Sisters 
Lew Hoffman 
"Between 8 A 9" 
Sandy Shaw 
Old Soldier Fiddlers 

Dea Moines 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Romano Ortez 
Pierce A Roslyn 
StansAeld Hall A L 
Hong Fong 
Four Mllos 

2d half 
Frederick A Wilbur 
Lewis A Norton 
Fitch Cooper 
Toots Paka Co 
Detroit. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Red ford A Winchester 
Cleo Gascoigne 
Emmett DeVoe Co 
4 Marx Bros 
Melville A Higglns 
Page Mack A Hack 
Raat St. Lonls, lit 

ERBER'S (wva) 
Kimball ft Kenneth 
Hnrry Van Fossen 
Prenner A Wheeler 
Stelner Trio 

2d half 
Kellcy & Drake 
Herschell Hendler 
Nlblo's Birds 
Beth L.ydy 

Kdmonton, Caa. 

PANTAGES (m) 
Ethel Davis Co 
Jessie Hayward Co 
Blgelow Campbell & R 
Rogers ft Wiley 
Nous A Eldrld 
Blaslra. N. Y. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
W ft Warren Girls 
Winsch A Poor 
Dorothy A Meuther 
"Motor Madness" 

2d half 
Pierce A Malzee 
"May Time" 
;t Dumonds 
Mario ft Duffy 



Pall fttror, 

ACADEMY (loew) 
Knowles A Whits 
Morris A Allen 
Wsrd Bisters 
(Two to fill) 

2d hslf 
Melnotte Twins 
The Vernons 
Csrl Demsrest 
Les Cssssdos 
(Ons to fill) 

Grand Rapid*, Mien 

EMPRESS (ubo) 
Jack A Forts 
Ford A Truly 
Stan Stanley 8 
Farber Girls 
Evelyn Nesbltt 
Santley A Norton 
Salores 8 
RAMONA PK (ubo) 
Schreck A Perclvsl 
Chung Hws Four 
McConnell A Simpson 
Rlgofetto Bros 
Courtney Slaters 
French A Bis 



Sherman A Uttry 
Miller A Mack 
LeHoen A Dnpreece 



ORPHEUM (wva) 
Margot Francois 
SUIndel A Leo 
Hugo B Koch Co 
Bordellla Patterson 
(Ons to AH) 

2d halt 
Wayne Marshall A R 
Newholf A Phelps 
Btelndel Bros 
Bd Morton 
Ralph Bsyhl Co 

Mnnon 



■o. 

PARK (wva) 
Bert Coleman 
Housch A Level le 
3 American Girls 
Gardner's Doga 
2d half 
A E Forrest 
Ellsworth A Linden 
Mile Bertems 
3 Alvarattas 

Hartford, Conn. 

PALACE (ubo) 
Hill A Sylvanlng 
Falrman A Zlpp 
Jacob Katzman Co 
Clark A Verdi 
Diving rrympns 
2d half 
Cadiuz 

Belmont A Harl 
Arlon Four 
Werner Amoras Tr 
Savoy A Brennen 
The Co-Eae 

IfoHokoau W. J. 

LYRIC (ubo) 
Joyce A West 
Gertrude Cogert 
Fall Dough 
Great Santell Co 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Dorothy Herman 
James Devltt Co 
Dale A Boyle 
Reddlngton A Grant 
(One to All) 

kEITH'8 (ubo) 
Norton A Noble 
Fred Thomaa Co 
Virginia Holland 
Komlkal Klda 

J»*»ka«»aw1lle. Fla. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Hanlon A Clifton 
Skipper A Kastrop 
"Broadway Love" 
Aubrey A Rich 
Watson's Farmyard 
Jonlla. Mo. 

ELECTRIC (wva) 
Sullivan A Mason 
Mable Fonda Troupe 

2d half 
Kammerer A Howland 
Bernlvlcl Bros 
Kaaaaa dry. 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Blanche Sloan 
Brlerre A King 
Oscar Lorraine 
"When We Grow Up" 
Allen A Francis 
"Vaud in Monkeyland" 
Kaaaaa City. Mo. 

GLOBE (wva) 
Mile Bertema 
Eastman A Moore 
Sutherland Sisters 
Gllroy A Corlel 
2d half 
Romano Ortez 
Knight A Moore 
StansAeld Hall A L 
Hong Fong 
Four Mllos 

Iittm Anarol»a. 
ORPHEUM 
Sylvester Sehaffer 
Mason Keeler Co 
Bankoff A Olrlle 
Orr A DeCosta 
Cheebert's Manchur- 

lan* 
Mr ft Mrs O Wilde 
Harrv Conner 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Von Cello 
Sadie Sherman 
Brvan Sumner Co 
Johnson A Dean 
Toe Welch 
Cook A Rothert 

PANTAGES (m) 
Dolan A Lenharr 
Tom Kelly 
Gertrude VanDyck 
Beeman ft Anderson 
Reed Broa 

Loulavllle 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Violet A Charles 
Mllllcent Doris 
Tom Johnson A Pets 
Hard A Foye * 
"Shirtwaist Factory" 
FTNE FRY PK (orph) 
Abe Attell 



City, la. 

RBOBNT (wva) 
6 Royal Hussars 
(Ons to 1111) 

lsst half 
Four Casters 
Houach A Lavelle 

Mllwankoo 
MAJE8TIC (orph) 
Frltzl Scheff 
Lyons A Tosco 
Hussey A Boyle 
Harry Holman Co 
Renee Florin! 
Ridley A Fleming 
No waste* B. J. 
MAJESTIC (losw) 
LaPalarica A Partnor 
Parlse 

Hippodrome 4 
Mellor A DePaula 
Frank Stafford Co 
Senator Murphy 
Aerial LaVafls 
2d hslf 
Stewart A Dakln 
Cohan A Young 
Anderson A Burt 
El Cleve 
Elsie Gilbert Co 
Bessie LeCount 
Recklelss Trio 
New Hsvea, Conn. 

POLIS (ubo) 
Atlas Trio 
The Holdaworths 
Leonard A Whitney 
Jack Barnett Son 
The Volunteers 
The Co-Eds 

2d half 
The Osava 
Lockett A Waldron 
Three Brlghtona 
Walter St James Co 
Evans A Vldocq 
Sierra Sunbeams 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Lecturer Bent 
Black A White 
Goldln A Keating 

2d half 
Wilton Sisters 
Lecturer Bent 
(One to fill) 
New noobollo. If . Y. 

LOEW 
Grace DeWlnters 
Hsydn Burton A II 
(One to fill) 

2d hslf 
Fred HUdebrsndt 
Wormwood's Animals 
(One to fill) 

Norfolk, Vs. 
ACADEMY (ubo) 
(Richmond split) 
lat half 
Genevieve Warner Co 
Hlckey Bros 
Ethel McDonough 
(Two to All) 

Oakland 

ORPHEUM 
4 Romanos 
Chaa E Evans Co 
Ideal 

Louise Galloway Co 
Julia Curtis 
Rives A Harrison 
Frances Nordstrom Co 
Elizabeth Murray 

PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
E F Reynard. 
A Burt Wesner Co 
Mclntyre A Harty 
Rose Garden 
Delton Marsena A D 
Oardea, Utah. 
ORPHEUM (loew) 
Clarence Wilbur 
Klass A Bernle 
Macart A Bradford 
Beth Challls 
Karl Damann Troupe 
Oklahoma City. Ok. 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Leon Sisters Co 
Judson Cole 

2d hslf 
Eastman A Moore 
Mable Fonda Troupe 

Omaha 
EMPRESS (wva) 
Volente Bros 
Isabella Miller Co 
Duncan A Holt 
Namba Family 

2d half 
Del Baity A Jap 
Burnham A Yant 
Stone A King 

Philadelphia 

GRAND (ubo) 
J A E Dooley 
W J Coleman 
White's "Kldland" 
3 Vagranta 
McD K A Lucy 
B Bouncer's Circus 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
O'Kurs Japs 
Lorraine A Burks 



Bonlta A Hearn 
Warren A Dietrich 
Scotch Lads A Lassies 
Billy B Van Co 
OrvTUe Harrold 
8 Ankara 

PALACB (loow) 
Flying Keelers 
Lucky A Tost 
McGowan A Gordon 
Galierlnl 4 

2d half 
W1U Morris 
Lang A May 
DePaco Opera Co 
(Ons to fill) 

Plttshnrgrh. 

HARRIS (ubo) 
Leroy A Lane 
Lillian Watson 
Wslksr A 111 
Ssm Harris 
White Blackbirds 
Peterson Dick A M 
Carl Rosins Co 

Portland, Oro. 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Billy Klnksld 
Hampton A Josaelyn 
"The Tangle" 
Gertrude Barnes 
Bqulllo Bros 

PANTAGES (my 
Cora Corson Nine 
Chas Wsyne Co 
Bob Albright 
Holden A Hsrron 
Kennedy A Mac 
Provident*. H. I. 
EMERY (loew) 
Walton A Boardman 
Annie Kent 
"Bryant 2864" 
Mayo A Tally 
6 Olivers 

2d half 
Mae Francis 
Peslson A Ooldle 
Ergottl's Lilliputians 
(Two to fill) 

Rlehmond, Vs. 
LYRIC (ubo) 
(Norfolk split) 

1st half 
Musical Hunters 
Dyer Fay Co 
Primrose « 
(Two to fill) 

Rssaeke. Va. 
ROANOKB (ubo) 
Thanhouaer Kid 
Bill Prnltt 
Slmpaon A Dean 
Cycling Brunettes 

2d hslf 
Hoyt'e Sextet 
(Three to fill) 

Rwehford, 111. 
PALACB (wva) 
Newholf A Phelps 
The 8harrocka 
Williams A Rankin 
Ed Morton 
Ralph Bayhl Co 

2d half 
Bertie Ford 
Larry Comer 
Hugo B Koch Co 
Dunley A Merrill 
Willie Bros 



lento. 

EMPRESS (loew) 
(Open 8un Met) 
Leonard A Louie 
Merlin 

Mrs L James Co 
Margaret Farrell 
Ned Nestor Girls 
St. Lonla 
FOREST PARK HIGH- 
LANDS (orph) 
Norwood A Hall 
Rives A Harrison 
Mack A Williams 
Albert A Irvtn 
Harry Watklns 

HAMILTON (wva) 
Kelley A Drake 
Corelll A Gllette 
Herschell Hendler 
Ernie A Ernie 

2d half 
Murphy A Klein 
Lewis A Chapln 
Dave Ferguson 
Stelner Trio 

GRAND (wva) 
Campbell A Brady 
Nadjl 

Williams A Sterling 
Lohse A Sterling 
University 4 
Ed A Mln Foster 
O'Nell A Walmsley 
Maxim's Models 
La Mont's Cowboys 
EMPRESS (wva) 
Murphy A Klein 
Lewis A Chapln 
"The Framup" 
4 Entertainers 
Kervllle Family 

2d half 
Kimball A Kenneth 
Ray Monde 
Hoyt's Minstrels 
Brenner A Wheeler 
Ernie A Ernre 

St. Pnnl. 

EMPRESS (loew) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
"Just Half Way" 
Tabor A Green 
Maxlmllllan 
(Two to fill) 

Salt Lake 

EMPRESS (loew) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Arno A Sttckney 

Continued 



Ray Snow 
Warren A Francis 
"Honey Olrls" 
Marls Russell 
Fray Twins 

PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Wad Mat) 
Herbert Lloyd Co 
Willy Zimmerman Co 
Wiley A TenByok 
Amedlo 

Tom Moors A Stasia 
Great Arneeens 

Inn DIobto 

PANTAGES (m) 
"8 Forget Ms Note" 
Nst Lefflngwell Co 
Nesl Abel 

Versatile Harmony 6 
Milt Wood 

3 Shelvey Boys 

Ban Fmnoiaeo 

ORPHBUM 
(Open Bun Mst) 

4 Amarantha 
Harria A Manyon 
Clayton White Co 

Mr A Mrs C DeHsven 
Little Nap 
Muaical Byrons 
Shannon A Annla 
Mme Aldrlch 

EMPRB88 (loew) 
(Open Bun Mat) 
Dancing Kennedys 
Madge Msltland 
"Auto Bandits" 
Chris Richartie 
Fanton'a Athletes 

PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
"Garden of Rajah" 
Florence Modena Co 
Barber A Jackaon 
Aiken FIgg A Duffy 
Three Shentons 

Bavaaanh, Ga. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
(Charleston split) 

1st half 
Great Carter 
Dare Austin Co 
Frank Markley 
Great Carter 

Scrnnton, Pa. 

POLIS (ubo) 
3 Brownies 
Boothby A Everdeen 
Howard Chase Co 
Doris Wilson 3 
Oskomon 
"6 Peaches A Pair" 

Zd half 
Pilot A SchoOeld 
Stuart A Hall 
Joaie Heather Co 
Moore A Young 
Doc O'Nell 
"Mile a Minute- 
Seattle 

EMPRESS (loew) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Dixon Sisters 
Wilklns A Wtlklns 
"Name Was Dennis" 
Lee Bartn 
3 Alex 

PANTAGES (m) 
Sarah Padden Co 
Friend A Downing 
Ishlkawa Jape 
Dorothy Vaughan 
West A Van Slclen 
Randow Trio 



id, Ind. 

ORPHEUM (wvs) 
Obrlsssneys Cockatoos 
Valeria Sisters 
Bertie Fowler 
Martha ft Slater 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Mile Pauls 
Calloway A Roberta 
Madden A Fltspatrlck 
Mystic Bird 
Loyal's Petts 

Spokane 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Maestro 

Ed A Jack Smith 
"The Way Out" 
Jenkins A Covert 
"Dairy Malda" 

PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
6 Klrksmith Sisters 
Cornell Corley Co 
Passing nevue 3 
Hal ley A Noble 
3 Weber Sisters 

Springfield, Maaa. 

PALACE (ubo) 
Cadlux 

Belmont A Harl 
Walter St James Co 
Evans ft Vldocq 
Werner Amoras Tr 

2d half 
Artame 

Falrman A Zlpp 
Leonard A Whitney 
Clark A Verdi 
Diving Nympns 

Superior, Wis. 

PEOPLE'S (wva) 
Jeter A Rogers 
J. W. Everett 
Hager A Goodwin 
Burns Brown A B 

2d hslf 
De Oroffa 
Psggy Jones 
Lyric Quartet 
Holer A Boggs 

on Page 19. 



MOVING PICTURES 



15 



FILM STARS WON'T SUPPORT 
THOSE FROM THE LEGITIMATE 



Lottie Briscoe Leaving Lubin for That Reason, It Is Said 
Francis X. Bushman Reported Having Left Essanay Like- 
wise. Miss Briscoe With Lubin Over Three Years. 



After three and one-half years with 
Lubin, Lottie Briscoe, Lubin's feminine 
star, is leaving the concern this week. 

According to report, Miss Briscoe 
resigned for the same reason that led 
Francis X. Bushman to sever his con- 
nection with Essanay. Neither, it is 
said, would agree to play in films, in 
support of players drawn from the legi- 
timate, who would have technically 
been placed above them in the casting 
of characters. 

Lubin, according to the story, called 
upon Miss Briscoe to assume a role 
which would have been the "third par- 
ty" of the film play. Resting upon her 
prerogative as a picture star, the girl 
declined to submit to the assignment, 
upon the ground it would be ill-fitting 
her position in the picture world to 
play secondary or thirdly to anyone of 
her sex. 

Picture players, it is said, are sur- 
mising manufacturers have ulterior mo- 
tives in casting well-known film play- 
ers below legitimate people. The ob- 
ject, the picture players believe, is to 
lessen the film star's value, in order 
that the manufacturer engaging them 
may be more certain of them. "Legits" 
may play in one picture or more. It 
is not positive they will remain in the 
picture field, while the film players who 
have been in pictures altogether, will 
likely remain there. If secondarily cast, 
it is likely to lessen the demand for 
them by other manufacturers, and their 
acceptance of the secondary assign- 
ment would be practically an admis- 
sion on their part the selection is 
agreeable to them. This is what the 
players say regarding it. 

Mr. Bushman upon notifying Essanay 
he would depart, signed a contract with 
the Metro and is to be heavily fea- 
tured by that concern. Miss Briscoe 
has entered into.no future engagement 
as yet. She has been co-starred with 
Arthur Johnson of the Lubin while 
with that concern. Their long associa- 
tion in one stock company is a picture 
record. Mr. Johnson was lately re- 
ported ill and retired from active play- 
ing, for the present anyway. 



ROUGH ON THE ENGLISH. 

London, May 10. 
An English newspaper, or more cor- 
rectly speaking a Scotch one, makes a 
rather daring statement in print — one 
which would probably not be made by 
a purely English publication. It if to 
the effect that the British picture pro- 
ducer is lacking in imaginr ion and 
for this reason the native fi'm produc- 
tions are inferior to th <se of other 
countries, especially America. The 
article goes on to qti te a man con- 
nected with a larfce fi *n renting estab- 
lishment, as follows: 



I know of only three producers in 
this country — two of whom are 
Americans — to whom I dare give 
script. Were it the best and most 
"practical" scenario ever written, 
every one of the others would de- 
cline to promise to carry out the 
author's instructions or to allow 
him to co-operate in any way. The 
average British producer is a person 
absolutely devoid of imagination, 
who, because he has been placed on 
a pedestal by the film manufacturer, 
thinks he can write scenarios, and 
accordingly looks upon the author as 
an interloper. American and French 
producers, on the other hand, in- 
variably give full consideration to 
the author, and try to faithfully in- 
terpret his meaning. In America, 
indeed, the author, whenever pos- 
sible, is present during the filming, 
and has many conferences with the 
producer. You have the same co- 
operation in, Great Britain, in the 
theatre, between playwright and play- 
producer, and until it exists in British 
film production foreign films will 
continue to hold the market. 
This unusual statement has stirred 
up considerable resentment in the pic- 
ture fraternity in London, but when 
one considers that the majority of 
pictures shown in England are of 
American manufacture, it gives rise to 
the conclusion that possibly there is 
a modicum of truth in the allegation. 



HOFFMAN'S PROMOTION. 

M. H. Hoffman, with the Universal 
for the past five years, was notified 
Wednesday afternoon he had been ap- 
pointed general manager of all the ex- 
change territory covered by the U. 
service. 

Hoffman was first in charge of the 
Springfield, Mass., branch, then trans- 
ferred to the 23rd street, New York 
branch, and then later general manager 
of the eastern territory to Boston. 

He becomes Carl Laemmle's right- 
hand man through the promotion and 
goes to the Coast within a few days to 
look over the new fences there. 

Hoffman's appointment is a popular 
one, as he is one of the best-liked film 
men jn the east. 



HALF MILLION CO. 

Chicago, May 19. 
The Eagle Film Co. has been lately 
incorporated for $500,000. The com- 
pany will produce and manufacture fea- 
ture and comedy films. The officers 
of the new company are Theodore 
Aaron, president; Martin S. Froemae, 
vice-president ; # Abe S. Roe, secretary 
and treasurer, and William J. Dunne, 
general manager. All of the directors 
are Chicago business men. 



THE GODDESS" AT $20. 

The Vitagraph serial film "The God- 
dess" is now being offered to exhibitors 
at a daily rental fee of $20, the price 
originally scheduled when the serial 
was announced. This is $5 cheaper than 
the figure listed last week and a re- 
duction of $10 on the amount decided 
upon when the picture was given a 
private showing at the Vitagraph thea- 
tre. 

However, the Vita people insist upon 
the subscriber paying three weeks' 
rental in advance, one charge being for 
the first week's run and $40 for the last 
two episodes, which will reach the ex- 
hibitor in 15 weeks. The latter amount 
is claimed to be necessary to pay for 
the advertising distributed through the 
local papers, although the exhibitors 
feel it is rather an imposition on the 
part of the manufacturer to look for- 
ward to them to guarantee the overhead 
expenses in advance. 



ESTABROOK'S ADVANCE POLICY. 

Howard Estabrook, author of "The 
Butterfly," a new feature released by 
the World Film Co. this week, estab- 
lished a unique precedent when he no- 
tified the trade papers he could not ap- 
prove of the release in any way, the 
World having decided to market the 
film because of its shortage of avail- 
able features. 

Estabrook's communication is rather 
emphatic, claiming the release was 
made -over his protest, the arrange- 
ment being for a -subsequent rewriting 
of the original scenario, which was 
prevented through his absence. While 
the author issued his "warning" strict- 
ly as a matter of business and with the 
kindest personal feelings toward the 
manufacturer, .his note is purely a dip- 
lomatic measure and is clearly intend- 
ed to relieve the writer from all re- 
sponsibility. 



PENN'S NEW CENSOR LAW. 

Philadelphia, May 19. 

The Daix bill, establishing a new 
picture censorship board was signed 
Monday by Governor Brumbaugh. 

The bill creates a commission of 
three, the chairman to receive $3,000 a 
year, a secretary $2,400, and a woman 
member $2,500. 

It is made unlawful to sell, lease, 
lend, exhibit or use any picture reel 
or view in Pennsylvania unless it has 
been duly approved by the State Board 
of Censors. 

One-dollar fees for original inspec- 
tion and duplicate are provided. 

The new measure provides for seven 
clerks and stenographers, a chief in- 
spector, six other inspectors, four op- 
erators and one assistant operator, a 
patcher and two messengers. The 
board is to have offices at Harrisburg 
and where else needed, provisions be- 
ing made for projecting and inspecting 
rooms in Philadelphia. 



NATIONAL NO-DRINK FILM. 

The national Unitarian Temperance 
Society which yearly selects a picture 
which it exploits all over the world in 
its crusade against drink has selected 
"The Spender," a two-reel drama, 
written by the Rev. Clarence J. Harris 



ONE-REELERS GOING. 

The incessant and increasing demand 
for features has resulted in throwing a 
scare into the manufacturers making 
one and two-reeled subjects. So pro- 
nounced has been this insatiable cry 
for multiple-reeled films manufacturers 
are beginning to arrange for the mak- 
ing only of features. Not only is this 
noticeable in dramatic subjects, but it 
is also true of the comedies. Most of 
the Licensed and independent com- 
panies have made new announcements 
upon the one-reeled film status. 

One of the most important is that 
the Keystone one-reeled comedies have 
been discontinued and it looks as 
though Essanay will issue no more one- 
reeled Chaplins. 

The Vitagraph has quit makfcg one- 
reeled pictures with its biggest stock 
people and the result has been that the 
Vita has been besieged with 'etters and 
missives asking why players like Anita 
Stewart, Edith Corey and Earl Will- 
iams are not exhibited in the short- 
part subjects any more. One reason 
the Vita returned was that these peo- 
ple are under big salaries and their 
service is necessarily called for in fea- 
ture pictures. 

The bottom has apparently dropped 
out of the one-part subjects. The de- 
mand has been so great for features 
that the Universal was forced to aban- 
don the one-reeled field practically on 
"first runs" in New York to the Li- 
censed companies. 



RACIAL BILL PASSES. 

Chicago, May 19. 

The Illinois House of Representa- 
tives yesterday passed a bill prohibit- 
ing the exhibition of picture film that 
could be classed as racial. 

The measure is evidently aimed at or 
was inspired by "The Birth of a Na- 
tion" and "The Nigger," two feature 
subjects now on the market. 



CENSORS HOLDING UP "NATION." 

Chicago, May 19. 
The Illinois Board of Censors is re- 
tarding the opening of "The Birth of 
a Nation" film at the Illinois theatre. 
The management has the theatre un- 
der a lease and will place the big fea- 
ture on exhibition as soon as they can 
secure the official O. K. of the Board. 
The general manager, secretary to 
Griffith and the chief operator of the 
company having the picture have been 
here since Tuesday of last week and 
have revised the film since showing it 
to the Board. Another showing is to 
be given this week. 

Atlantic City, May 19. 
"The Birth of a Nation" feature is 
to open here at the Apollo for an in- 
definite engagement in June. The fea- 
ture people are to play the house on a 
percentage. 



FIGHT FILM DRAWS $5,500. 

Montreal, May 19. 
The Willard-Johnson fight film at the 
Gaycty drew about $5,500 gross last 
week. The film promoters secured fa- 
vorable terms with the theatre through 
other houses also bidding for the fea- 
ture. 



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MOVING PICTURES 



STUDIO'S REVOLVING STAGE. 

The Kinemacolor by installing a re- 
volving stago in its studio at White- 
stone, Long Island, thinks it is starting 
something other plants will follow. 

Down at Whitestonc where the 
Kinemacolor has a 60 x 60 studio, the 
new stage is nearing completion. 
When ready it will enable eight sets 
to whirl around in front of the cameras 
without entailing very much work. 
There arc now three stages at the 
service of the Kinemacolor directors. 



LAUDER PICTURES ON TOUR. 

The Harry Lauder Talking Pictures 
have gone on tour, under the direction 
of William Morris. Ten shows are 
being operated, playing theatres on a 
percentage basis. 



KID PICTURES. 

The making of pictures suited for 
children is being taken up seriously by 
a number of him concerns, aided in 
their work by having the productions 
endorsed by various women's clubs and 
family publications. 

One company has 'already turned out 
a number of pictures of this sort, using 
well-known nursery rhymes and kid 
stories for them. 



PICTURING "SALAMANDER" 

After a score of scenario writers had 
failed to make a satisfactory screen 
version of Owen Johnson's "The Sal- 
amander" Edward Corbett took the 
novel in hand and has written a script 
that will be picturized by the B. S. 
Moss eFature Film Co. Eugene Sanger 
will direct the feature. A star is yet to 
be selected, the Moss Co. having sev- 
eral prominent people under consider- 
ation. 



COAST ALCO ABSORBED. 

San Francisco, May 19. 
Tlie All Star Features Distributors, 
Inc., a San Francisco company, has ab- 
sorbed the Alco Film Corporation of 
California and the Pacific Feature Cor- 
poration. Sol L. Lesser is president 
nf the All Star concern, which recently 
closed a deal to handle all the George 
Kleinc attractions on the coast. 



WAR TAX ARREST. 

Chicago, May 19. 

John Ahonmous, proprietor of the 
Clifford theatre on the West Side, was 
arrested last week for failing to pay the 
war tax in accordance with the gov- 
ernment ruling. This is the first actual 
arrest on this charge in the middle 
west. 



Pathe Has Davis* "Galloper." 

The picture makers have seized about 
everything Richard Harding Davis has 
ever written. The latest contract for 
one of his pieces was signed by Pathe 
for "The Galloper," which will be done 
by a large company under Donald Mac- 
Kenzie's direction. 



Raymond Hitchcock, Keystone. 

Los Angeles, May 19. 
Raymond Hitchcock has reached Los 
Angeles, for a Keystone film engage- 
ment. 



NO MORE MOUNTED PAPER. 

The fact that a great number of the 
larger exchanges have definitely de- 
cided to do away with mounted paper 
and hereafter distribute their sheets un- 
mounted is a source of satisfaction to 
many exhibitors who look forward to 
receiving clean paper hereafter, instead 
of used lithos that never materially 
helped the general appearance of their 
lobby. 

The sheets, unmounted, will be sold 
at eight cents each, the mounted 
paper having been rented at 15 cents 
and utilized until age made it useless. 



SELIG'S TWO. 

Among the most prominent changes 
in directors have occurred is that with 
the Selig forces. Marshall Neilan, for- 
merly with Kalem and more recently 
playing big roles for the Famous Play- 
ers and Lasky companies, has been en- 
gaged by Selig to direct a series of 
new comedy pictures to be entitled 
"Chronicles of Bloom Center." 

Another new Selig man is Lloyd B. 
Carleton, formerly with Lubin and 
other companies. Carleton has started 
the directing of "The Escape," adapted 
from Charles Belmont Davis' magazine 
story. 



BUILDING NEW STUDIO. 

Wilkes-Barre, May 19. 
The United States Motion Picture 
Co. in which James Walsh and Dan 
Hart are interested, is building a mod- 
ern motion picture plant here for the 
production of two- reel comedies. Hart, 
who is active in local politics, secured 
the land from the Board of Trade. 



DIRECTOR LEWIS LEAVING. 

It is reported by the trade that Ed- 
gar Lewis, a Fox director, will leave 
that concern, and locate elsewhere in 
the film world. Mr. Lewis has direct- 
ed several of the big Fox features, no- 
tably "The Nigger," "The Thief," "The 
Plunderer" and his present scenario, 
"The Bondman." 



PRIEST LEAVES HIP. 

Robert Priest has severed his con- 
nections with the Hippodrome as the 
picture booking manager. 




BIG "SCHOOL" SUSPENDS. 

Owing to the activity and rigid in- 
vestigation of the "theatrical schools" 
by Assistant District Attorney Howard 
C. Carter, one of the most widely ad- 
vertised and foremost of these insti- 
tutions closed la*st week, having 
changed its name two weeks previous- 
ly. The owner found evidence against 
him was growing fast and suspended 
operations entirely. 



STANDEE DECISION COMING. 

Magistrate Walsh, sitting in the 
Flatbush (Brooklyn) court, will make 
public his ruling on the standee test 
case next Monday, having decided to 
postpone his decision one week from 
the date first announced. 

The case arose out of the alleged vio- 
lation of William Brand, proprietor of 
the New Albany theatre, Brooklyn, who 
was charged by the officer on post with 
permitting 35 people to stand in his 
auditorium. The postponement was de- 
cided upon to allow the magistrate suf- 
ficient time to confer with the fire and 
license commissioners. 



REVIVAL OF "WAR." 

With talk of war between the Unit- 
ed States and Germany has sent the 
neighborhood exhibitors scurrying to 
the feature markets for war subjects. 

Anything that has a war title or deals 
with nations opposing each other on 
the field of action has been seized * 
quickly in the hope of proving a boon 
at the boxoffice. Six places within a 
stone's throw of Times Square last 
Saturday displayed some kind of a war 
feature. 



NEW INCORPORATIONS. 

Walter Maelfasaara Photo Play Co. 

£160.000. C. Greene, C. M. Brune, W. 
[acNamara, New York. 

Shooert HIppoiroMe Exploitation Co. 
$100,000. A Werner, M. Klein, C. A. Bird, 
New York. 

Tao Paaatoaia Co. $10,000. Pictures. 
R. W. Mensles, Q. L. P. Vernon, W. H. 
Burtler, New York. 

Rembrandt Productions. $6,000. Pic- 
tures. F. H. Rise, F. Knight, C. L. Loyd. 
New York. 

LeVora Amanenient Co. $6,000. The- 
atrical. M. L. and E. Ornstein, B. A. Le- 
vlne. New York. 

Eaterprlie Film Co. $10,000. G. B. 
and F. Stabel, Walter Almazov, Pali- 
sades, N. J. 

International Amonemeat Co. $2,000. 
Theodore C. Bloomberg, New York; 
Erich J. Mlsch, New York; Leslie J. 
Casey, Atlantic City. 

Palace Player* Film Corp. $60,000. W. 
G. Leslie. R. L. Noah, J. L. Hegeman, 
New York. 

Eaclld Prodnela* Co. $20,000. The- 
atrical. M. A. Lembeck. B. R. Demlng, 
W. Elliott. New York. 

Standard Ncwra Film. $60,000. F. R 
Jones, H. G. Fink, E. Gallnger, New 
York. 

Weatcaeater Photoplay Corp. $10,000. 
E. Shaw, G. R. Benda, S. Bergoffen, 

Bronx. 

Pleasure Palace. $10,000. Pictures. M. 
Raff, F. Weiss. L> Sussman. Bronx. 

Brighton Recreation Co. $5,000. Amuse- 
ments. T. A. Claire, J. E. Kenny, C. J. 
Kean, Brooklyn. 

Gravellc Feature Film Corp. $100,000. 
M. MacLeod, Eugenia H. VanBoss, M. 
Gravelle, New York. 

Pictorial University Theater Co. 
$200,000. Pictures. A. A. Snowden. F. 
M. Williams, Andrew F. Murphy. New 
York. 

The Other Side Photo Piny Co. $50,- 
000. M. H. and L. H. Frohman, E. A. 
Meysenberg, New York. 

Pharos Film Co. $50,000. A. Marks, 
W. Hahn, J. A. Kelly", New York. 



NEW BUILDINGS. 

Plans have been filed for a new theatre, 
Heating 4,000, jto be built on the site of the 
Garden theatre, Lexington and Main avenues, 
Passaic, N. J., the estimated cost being $250,- 
000. When completed it will be one of the 
largest playhouses in the State of Jersey. 



The Life Amusement Co., Michael Friedman, 
president, is to erect a two-story loft building 
and picture theater on the southwest corner 
of St. Nicholas avenue and 185th street, the 
estimated cost being $60,000. The building 
will have a frontage of 70.11 feet and a 
depth of 104 feet George F. Pelham Is the 
architect. 



CHRIS BROWN'S FILM CO. 

The Reel Photoplay Co. was incor- 
porated at Albany last week with a 
capital of $100,000. Its officers are 
Bernard Levy, president; Chris O. 
Brown, vice-president and secretary, 
and Chas. Levy, treasurer. 

The first release (June 1) will be a 
five-part feature called "Love and the 
Pennant," by Bozeman Bulger, in 
which Mike Donlin will feature. 



Picker ft Bennet hare secured a plot of 
ground at the corner of Flatbush avenue and 
Cortelyou road, Brooklyn, and will erect a 
large photo play house which will seat 8.000 
and will also have a roof garden accomo- 
dating 1,500. The cost has been estimated 
at $250,000. This concern operates two 
large picture houses In New York. 



LAURA HOPE CREWS 

Who will make hrr picture screen debut in 

the Lnsky-Helasco picturization of "The 

Fighting Hope." 



Grock and Partner arc French ec- 
centric musicians who would like to 
play in American vaudeville. 

EXPOSITION ZONE. 

Facing starvation and destitute the 31 resi- 
dent!* of th« flomall Village, which recently 
closed, are waiting to be dispossessed of the 
huts they have occupied since arrival at the 
Fair. Meanwhile, the immigration officials 
are trying to determine whether to send the 
unfortunates to Angel Island and eventually 
deport them to Africa or let them remain in 
this country if they can secure employment 
and prevent them becoming public charges. 
According to what Ahanun, the village chief, 
says, the Somalites were brought here from 
New York by Vahan Cardashlan. Turkish com- 
missioner to the fair, with whom was asso- 
ciated Congressman William 8. Bennett of 
New York. The villagers were to rpcelve $750 
per month, transportation and huts. In 
March, Cardashlan cancelled his contract with 
them and the Exposition company attempted 
to run the concession, but the natives refused 
to do their dances, claiming they had not been 
paid In full for services rendered. The Ex- 
position, therefore, disposed of tho site to an- 
other concession and ordered the blacks to 
abandon their huts and get off the grounds, 
but the villagers are at a loss where to go or 
what to do. If they don't move their huts 
will be torn down, making matters more com- 
plicated unless the immigration officials solve 
the problem It Is understood that there Is 
a slight possibility the Village may go to 
Chicago as an attraction at one of the parks 
or be added to Venice, Cal., but so far noth- 
ing definite has been settled. 

Tuesday the Somali natives wer« sent, to 
Angel Island, pending deportment to Africa. 



Lynn, Mass, May 19. 
Oround was broken In Lawrence last week for 
a $900,000 theatre which Michael R. Connolly 
and Simon Frankel, of Central Square theatre, 
this city, are financing, with Thomas F. 
Toomey and Napoleon L. Demara. It will be 
known as the City theatre and seat 3,000. The 
stage will be equipped to accommodate the 
largest of road productions. Whitney Construc- 
tion Co., of New York, is doing the building. 
John R. Oldfleld will probably be manager. 

Work on the erection of the new theater 
to bo erected at Waukegan, 111., by George 
K. Spoor has been delayed somewhat owing to 
a carpenter's strike. 



Milwaukee, May 10. 
A picture theatre, the decorative scheme of 
which will reflect a real touch of Orient, and 
the first of Its kind in the middle west, is 
being planned for Charles Toy, a wealthy 
Chinaman of this city. The Theatre Unique 
will run the full length of the Toy building, 
150 feet. The entrance will face Second 
street, a few doors from the Crystal, playing 
vaudeville. It will be completed Sept. 1. Ad- 
mission, 25-50, with Chinese ushers and em- 
ployes throughout. Seating capacity. 600. 



Memorial services for Mr. and Mrs. 
Elbert Hubbard will be held at the 
Playhouse on 48th street Sunday 
(May 23) at 3 o'clock. 



NOTICE. 

During June, July and August, 

the regular meetings of the 

WHITE^ATS ACTORS' UNION 

will be held on the 

First Tuesday of the Month. 

The next meeting will take place 

June 1st, at 11.30 P. M., sharp. 



MOVING PICTURES 



U 




FILM FLASHES 



Way" at the Hunter studio*. This I* the Rolfe 
feature which will have William Paversham 
aa lta atar. 



The Edward K. Lincoln Players have started 
work at the Pilot atudlos, Yonkera, N. Y., upon 
the new feature, "The Fighting Chance," by 
Robert Chambers. Jack Pratt, formerly with 
the All-Star, la directing. 



COAST PICTURE NEWS. 

By GUY PRICK, 

Carlyle Blackwell la at work again. 

Relna Valdea la now with the Features ideal 
To., at Hollywood. 



tiupp fiudiey spoils a Hup. 

Winifred Greenwood baa Joined the Lariat 
at the Colorado Springs studio. 

Harry Pollard and wife, Margarita Fischer 
are no longer with the American. 

Guy Oliver has completed his first picture 
for Sellg entitled "The Angel of Spring." 

Bert Bnnls has severed his connections with 
the Ideal, New York. 



Cora Drew, after a severe Illness, Is now 
back at picture work. 



Vester Perry was arrested three timea last 
week for speeding. 



Vera Lewis haa joined the Griffith-Mutual 
forces. 



Harry Sheporwich, representatlng the World 
Film, haa booked "Salambo" for a 25 days' 
run in twelve of the Proctor theatrea. 



Burr Mcintosh and the "Colonel Carter of 
Cartervllle" feature will be turned loose to the 
exhibitors July 12. 

The World gives July 10 aa the release date 
for the Eugene O'Brien-Blaine Hammerateln 
feature, "The Moonstone." 



The Pennsylvania exhibitors of the M. P. 
League hold a big meeting In Reading, Pa., in 
June. 

Harry Mestayer haa started aa the leading 
man In the feature making of "The House of 
a Thousand Candles." 



Violet MacMlllen is to apear in a* one- 
reeler entitled "Out of the Night," appearing 
as a cabaret dancer. 



Charles Chaplin Is working upon a 2,000 
feet comedy film to be labeled "Work." 



Texas la reported aa making great strides 
in feature sales within the paat year. 

Hobart Bosworth is handling the lead in 
the Bosworth-Unlveraal feature, "Shepherd of 
the Mines/' a four reeler written by Olga 
Clark. 



A new ticket machine on the market la 
automatic selling tickets by electricity. 

The big picture house near Woodslde on 
the Long Island motor road haa been turned 
Into a garage. 

Harvey B. Hanaon, who owns the Palace, 
Antlgo, is building a new picture house In 
that town, seating 1,400. 

Albert Capellanl, the French directing ac- 
quisition to the World forces, la making the 
new Robert Warwick feature, "The Face In 
the Moonlight" 



Pathe has sent out pictures of Its base ball 
team known as the "Pathe Roosters." They 
won 28 and lost nine games laat season. 



The big ships of the U. S. navy are putting 
In orders for films to be shown while on the 
summer cruises. 



Jeanette Begard has been signed by George 
W. Lederer to appear in the film production 
of "Sunday," which he Is producing. 



African jungle pictures taken by Lady Grace 
Mackenzie last year are to be released by the 
Lady Mackenzie Film Co. 



Ray Smallwood, director of the OYandln, 
plans to attend the big convention in Reading, 
Pa., the second week In June. 



The Supcrba has a picturesque trip planned 
along the Maine coast where a thriller or two 
will be cameraed this summer. 



Otis Harlan is said to have signed with 
Sellg to be featured in thler comedies released 
under the Red Seal Brand. 



Edwin August will take the Pyramid Co. to 
Reading, Pa., June 5, to absorb some of the 
real coal mining atmosphere that abounds 
there for a new Pyramid subject. The photo- 
players will attend the Exhibitors' Convention 
held In Reading a few days later. 



The Majestic, Waukegan, 111., has re- 
opened with a picture and two nights a week 
vaudeville policy. Manager Forester promises 
to book acts from the Jones, Llnlck & Schaefer 
circuit. 



Stuart Holmes has been signed by Fox to 
support Betty Nansen In "A Mother's Love." 
Gordon Edwards assisted by Rex Ingram will 
direct the picture. 



The 0th and 7th Paramount travelogue re- 
lease Is devoted to Jamaica, showing the Island 
from the tonneau of an auto that continually 
moves. 



"Madam Butterfly" will probably be the 
subject for the screen appearance of Gcraldlne 
Ferrar, the Metropolitan star, who's under 
contract to Lasky. 



Cnaries Winnegar, husband of Blanche King, 
and who'a been in the vaudeville act with 
her, haa aigned with the L-KO to play comedy 
leada In two-and-three part comedies. Win- 
negar la now on the Coast at the L KO studios. 

Recent changes : J. H. GUmour to the Uni- 
ted, Martha Boucher to Sellg, Louise Rutter 
to Thanhouaer, Jacques Jaccard back to the 
Warren Kerrigan Co., as director. 

After traveling with the Buffalo Bill-Sells 
Floto circus absorbing real clrcua atmosphere 
for "Peggy of the Circus," the Henry McRae 
Co. has returned to Its western studios. 

Herbert Brenon, In addition to directing 
"The Hunchback," the picture version of "The 
Two Orphans," also played the role of the 
crippled knife grinder boy. 



A Russian Cuatoms letter of recent date 
prohibits the importation of celluloid articles, 
Including picture films, by panel post. If any 
goods of this sort are found they will be con- 
fiscated. 



A film is to be made by a German concern 
called "A Week of Router's Lies," to contra- 
dict In humorous style some of the German 
alleged falsehoods circulated by the English 
press agency of that name about the Germans. 



Sellg announces that It is going to make 
a nine-reel picture out of Ella Wheeler WU- 
cex's "Mlipah," with the leads enacted by 
Tyrone Power and Kathlyn Williams. Wheeler 
Oukman will also be In the cast. 



Percy Helton, who appeared In "The Fairy 
and the Waif" picture, haa been engaged by 
Cohan A Harris for one of their shows next 
season. 



Harry Ravler and Glenwood Abbott have 
engaged Pbroso, the Mechanical Doll which 
has been playing vaudeville, and will make 
a five-reel feature entitled "The Automatic 
Escort." 



"Stepping West," which will be released on 
the United program, will have Mabel Van 
Buren aa lta star, her first picture with that 
concern. 



Bosworth haa issued an entirely new line 
of paper for Its production "Hypocrites," which 
Is being shown so successfully that It has 
been necessary to double the usual amount of 
paper. 



Two plays by James Forbes, "The Chorus 
Lady" and "The Traveling Salesman," will be 
placed In film by Lasky. These are the first 
playB of this author to be secured by a pic- 
ture concern. 



The Famous Players will produce "The 
Dangerous Maid," with Sam Bernard, who 
was recently put under contract by this com- 
pany to work before the camera in his former 
stage successes. 



The Strand sent out an announcement late 
last week that through the similarity of the 
Hosworth feature, "Betty In Search of a 
Thriller," carded for thla week there, with 
the former Elsie Janls film, "The Caprices 
of Kitty," the "Betty" picture would be with- 
drawn and "Brother Officers" substituted aa 
this week's feature. Elsie Janls was also the 
principal In the "Betty" feature. Both were 
made by Bosworth. 

The Motion Picture Exhibitors' Association 
of the Northwest reported In Its Minneapolis 
convention the gross receipts for the meeting 
to the Association were $2,000. Elghty-severi 
manufacturers were represented and more than 
800 exhibitors registered with the registry 
clerk. The old officers were re-elected. 



The first picture to show at Madison Square 
Garden next Monday will be a Lubln produc- 
tion "The Sporting Duchess" In six parts. 
The Garden will seat 12,000. 



Jack Noble has arrived from the Coast to 
direct the screen version of "The Right of 



The mass meeting of Bronx exhibitors held 
last Thursday at the Art theater resulted In 
♦he election of the following officers : D. B. 
Picker, president; Chas. Ooldreycr, vice presi- 
dent ; A. B. Bamuelaon, secretary ; Thomas 
Howard, treaaurer. The officers of the Cinema 
Club who previously ruled the Bronx body 
came In for a measure of censoring. Lee Ochs, 
president of the New York local of the league 
presided. 



RELEASED NEXT WEEK (May 24 to May 29, inc.) 

MANUFACTURERS INDICATED BY ABBREVIATIONS, VIZ.S 



GENERAL 

Vitagraph V 

Biograph B 

Kalem K 

Lubin L 

Pathe Pthe 

Sclig S 

Edison E 

Essanay S«A 

Kleine Kl 

Melies Mel 

Ambrosio Amb 

Columbus Col 

Mina Mi 

Knickerbocker Kkbr 



UNIVERSAL 

Imp I 

Bison B101 

Nestor N 

Powers P 

Eclsir Eclr 

Rex Rx 

Frontier Frnt 

Victor Vic 

Gold Seal G S 

Joker J 

Universal Ike....U I 

Sterling Ster 

BigU B U 

L.-K. O L K O 

Laemmle Lie 



MUTUAL 

American A 

Keystone Key 

Reliance Rel 

Majestic Mai 

Thanhouser T 

Kay-Bee K B 

Domino Dom 

Mutual M 

Princess Pr 

Komic Ko 

Beauty Be 

Apollo Apo 

Royal R 

Lion Ln 

Hepworth H 

Falstaff F 



UNITED 

Gaumont Gau 

Superba Sup 

Empress Emp 

St. Louis St L 

Lariat Lar 

Humanology H 

Luna Luna 

Grandin Grand 

Ramo Rarao 

Ideal Ideal 

Starlight Star 

Regent Res 

Miner Bros 101.. M B 

Premier Prem 

Cameo Cam 

United Utd 



The subject is in one reel of about 1,000 feet unless otherwise noted. 



MAY 24— MONDAY. 

MUTUAL— In the Purple Hills, 2-reel dr. A ; 
Keystone title not announced ; The Cliff Flrd, 
dr, Rel. 

GENERAL — The Avenging Sea; dr, B ; 
Rivals, 2-reel dr, K ; Light o* Love, 2*reel, dr. 
and Hearst-Sellg Pictorial, No. 41, S; Mr. 
Jarr Visits His Home Town, com, V ; Sally 
Castleton, Southerner, 3- reel dr, E ; The Secret 
Price, dr, S-A ; In the Wolf's Den (8th of the 
"Road o' Strife" series), dr, L. 

UNIVERSAL— Fifty Fifty, com, I ; Hiram's 
Inheritance, com, J ; A Witch of Salem Town, 
2-reel dr, Vic. 

UNITED— Red Tape, 2-reel dr. Ideal. 

MAY 25— TUESDAY. 

MUTUAL— Fairy Fern Seed, 2-reel dr, T; 
The Rightful Theft, dr, Maj ; The Stay-at- 
Homes, dr, Be. 

GENERAL — Captain Fracapsc, 2-reel dr, B ; 
Ham, the Detective, com, K ; Matilda's Le- 
gacy, com, L ; Two Brothers and a Girl, dr, 
S; The Esterbrook Case, 3-reel dr, V; Above 
the Abyss, 2-reel dr, S-A ; All Cooked Up, com, 
E. 

UNIVERSAL.— Shattered Memories. 3-reel 
dr, G S ; When Her Idol Fell, com, N. 

UNITED — Bumped for Fair, com, Sup. 

MAY 26 -WEDNESDAY. 

MUTUAL— Shorty's Trouble Sleep, 2-reel 
com-dr, Br; Reprisal, dr, A; The Deadly 
Forus, dr. Rel. 

GENERAL— The Man Who Could Not Sleep, 
dr, E ; The Flguro In niack, 2-reel dr, K ; 
The Fable of "The Intermittent Fusser," com, 
S-A ; The Story of a Glove, com, V ; Mother's 
Birthday, dr. S; Hor Other Self, 2-reel dr, L. 

UNIVERSAL— Trickery, 2-reel dr, Lie; 
Broken Hearts and Pledges, com, L-KO ; Uni- 
versal Animated Weekly. No. IftR, U. 

UNITED— War at home, 2-rrel dr, Grand. 

MAY 27— THURSDAY. 

MUTUAL— Hostage of the North. 2-reel dr, 



Dom ; Keystone title not announced, Mutual 
Weekly, No. 21. If. 

GENERAL— Oratltude, dr, B ; A Bunch of 
Matchea, com, S-A ; On Bitter Creek, 3-reel 
dr, L; Hilda of the Slums, dr. V; Hearst- 
Sellg News Pictorial, No. 42, and The Quarry, 
3-reel dr, 8 ; Once Is Enough, com, Ml. 

UNIVERSAL— The Memory Tree, dr, B. U; 
Lady Baffles and Detective Duck, In "The 
Great Egg Robbery," com, P ; The Trail of the 
Ipper Yukon, 2-reel dr, Rx. 

UNITED— She Couldn't Get away, com, 
Luna ; Love and Pies, com, Star. 

MAY 28— FRIDAY. 

MUTUAL— Her Easter Hat, 2- reel dr. K B ; 
It's An 111 Wind, com, F; Little Dick's First 
rase, com-dr, Maj. 

GENERAL— According to Their Lights, 2- 
nol dr, E: The Bachelor's Burglar, dr, S-A ; 
Prejudice, 3-reel dr, K ; The Starring of Flora 
Flnchurch, com, V ; Nobody Would Believe, dr, 
L; The Candidate's Past, dr, B. 

UNIVERSAL— You Can't Always Tell. 2-reel 
dr, I; With Father's Help, com. N; The 
Nightmare of a Movie Fan, com-dr, Vic. 

United — The Smuggler's Daughter, '2-reel dr, 
Prem. 

MAY 29— SATURDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Man of It. 2-reol dr, Rel; 
Keystone title not announced; Oh, Baby! com, 
R. 

GENERAL The Dumb Wooing, com. E ; 
Vengeance, 3-rool dr. S-A; Out for a Stroll, 
com, L; Jane Was Worth It. 2-reol, com, V; 
A Railroader's Bravery, dr (nn episode of the 
"Hazards of Holen" scries), K; Truth Strang- 
er Than Fiction, dr. n; In the Amazon 
Jungle, dr. S. 

UNIVERSAL— The PurRUlt Eternal. 2-reel 
dr, I ; No Soup, com, nnd Fun Amontt the 
Pharaohs, oduc, upllt-rrel, J ; The Ambor 
Vase. dr. R, P. 

UNITED -Canned Curiosity. 2-reel dr, Pvrd 



D. W. Griffith has returned. 



William Hinckley la playing with the Re- 
liance and Majeatic Co. 

W. E. Lawrence and Charles Clary are 
keen rivals for the title of champion bag- 
puncher. 



Howard Gaye, of foreign birth, Is at the Re- 
liance and Majestic studio. 



Francella Bllllngton Is being featured ln "A 
Child of God." 



Jack Conway of the Majeatic Mutual Co. 
has a hobby of raising chickens ; he has 
added 60 more to his already large poultry 

i rop. 



Elmer Clifton waa awarded with a Carna- 
tion runabout as the result of a prise raffle. 



Thomas H. Ince Is recovering from auto- 
mobile Injuries. 



The New York Motion Picture Corporation 
has signed six legits to appear under the 
direction of Thomas H. Ince. They are Blllle 
Burke, Frank Keenan, Willard Mack, Forrest 
Winant, Julia Dean, Truly Sbattuck and 
Lewis S. Stone. 



The fifth anniversary of the founding oi 
Incevllle will be celebrated May ltt. Free 
Rodeo will be the entertainment. 



Director Charles Swlckard Is heading a 
company of players this week on a trip to the 
Mojave desert. 

Miriam Cooper la taking a vacation of a few 
weeka. 



Catherine Henry la recovering from a apell 
of sickness. 



Margaret Lowerldge la visiting her alster, 
Mae Marsh. 



W. E. Lawrence's hobby is hunting Cali- 
fornia birds. 



Jeaa H. Buffum has Joined the camera staff 
at the Universal aa photographer for Director 
Murdoch MacQuarrle. 



Milton Fahrney, director ln chief for David 
Horsley. has Just completed his first Loe An- 
geles picture under the Mlna brand. He is 
producing hla Alma In Hollywood until the new 
Horsley plant la finished. 

Victory Bateman haa Joined Morosco- Bos- 
worth. 



Dave Morris has been on the alck Hat but 
expects to be able to resume work In a few 
days. 



Billy Sheer, of vaudeville, haa Joined the 
Keystone. 

Pauline Bush returns to the Universal thla 
week. 



Louise Glaum was married quietly a short 
time ago to Harry Edwards, the bead comedy 
director under "Pathe" Lehrman of the L-KO 
Co. 



Jane Grey and Hale Hamilton have Joined 
(he New York. 



Bessie Bsrrlscale, of the Ince, received word 
of the death of her mother, Mrs. Fennle 
Marrlscale, In New York City. 



Dorothy Dalton arrived In Los Angeles this 
week and Joined her husband, -Lewis J. Cody 
of the Now York. 



William Gettlnger has returned to work at 
Universal City, after an absence of two 
months. 



"Army" Armstrong, cameraman of the Key- 
stone, Injured by bullets April 17 while creat- 
ing comedies, Is able to be about again. 



Mrs. Lee Btarrett, professionally known as 
Lillian Stuart, Is visiting her sister. Edna 
Payne, leading lady with Features Co., at 
Hollywood. 



B. A. Molter, of the stock at Universal City, 
Is rapidly recovering from powder burns re- 
sulting from the premature explosion of a 
canon fired. 



Lester R. Calvin and Anna Theonton have 
deserted the speaking stage for the camera at 
Universal City. 



Ted Browning has been promoted to the di- 
rectors' ranks at tho Reliance and Majestic 
studio. 



William D. Taylor, tho producer, has ar- 
repted an engngement with tho American of 
Santa Barbara for feature productions. 



Mary Alden, vaudevllllnn, and Mary Alden. 
picture actress, are not the same woman. The 
vaudeville Mary Is with the "War Brides" 
playlet. Tho picture Mary Is with tho Mutual 
'>n the Coast. 



IX 



F. P. STUDIO. 

Less than two blocks away great sticks of 
dy nam I to were booming away now and then 
where the Bubwuy workers on 7th avenue were 
blasting rock and stone to make way for their 
IrroslHtlblo subterranean march. Inside the 
KaraouH Players' studio at 213 West 26th 
street another army of workers were also 
making considerable noise, building new K. 
I', feature films. 

Outside the Famous Players' studio entrance 
Htood a yellow-bodied automobile. A chauf- 
feur in service livery sat reading. In small 
letters on the side were the Initial* "J. M..' 
It belonged to John Mason. 

The chauffeur said that Mr. Mason had Just 
Htarted that day (May 13) upon a new pic- 
ture for the F. P. He said Mason's picture 
work called him to tho studios between 9 ana 
!> :30 a. m. and that he stuck to his camera 
work until 4 or later. 

Mason, who Is playing in "The Song of 
Songs," doesn't have to Btlck long around tho 
theater and It's an easy trick for him to 
Jump into his machine and whisk down to the 
studio from 42d street. 

Once inside the dark hallway leading to the 
elevator one finds a young man In uniform 
that looks aa though he had copped Solly 
Lee'B old uniform. He reminded one a great 
deal of Solly before Solly became so popular 
in the old Hammersteln regime and took on 
extra avoirdupois. 

At the Famous Players are three men who 
are very much on the Job every day that the 
studio opens its doors. They are Adolph 
Zukor, Daniel Frohman and Ben 8rbuleberg. 
Zukor is all over the place at one time. One 
minute he's consulting a director or talking 
to the office attaches and the very next he's 
smilingly greeting some guest or applicant 
for a studio Job that has reached him tnrough 
some one who claimed to know Mr. Zukor 
pretty well. 

In a room off the main studio floor sat Mr. 
Frohman, rpcllnlng at ease in a chair, with 
a stout actor listening Intently to what he 
said. Publicist Schuleberg was at his roll-top 
desk, trying to do three things at once. Be- 
tween talking to visitors the "neutral press 
agent" was answering 'phone calls ana cnew- 
ing desperately at the end of an ominous look- 
ing cigar. 

Out In the studio, which had all doors close©. 
and signs posted "No admittance" were shouts 
of Bupers and a gun shot that reverberated 
throughout the whole building. Now and then 
the voice of Director Kerwood could be heard 
above the din. Throe companies under the 
supervision of the local diroctors who In turn 
are under Edwin S. Porter's direction. 

One company vacated the studio the other 
day to go to Cuba the John Barrymore 
photoplayers going south to get outdoor color 
for the camerlng of "The Dictator." Oscar 
Eagle went along to direct this feature. 

Sid Olcott, Jim Klrwood and Porter »r« at 
the local studio but none will have any night 
work at the works. Porter, so it's said, Is the 
first to use "night cameralng." 

The floor space of the F. P. Is 100x200 feet. 
Each week new additions are being made to 
the equipment. Ben Schuleberg Is willing to 
wager the F. P. has the best equipped studio 
in the east 

Porter is the man whose word carries the 
most weight in F. P. productions. Each Mon- 
day the F. P. heads meet at the studio and 
discuss future pieces and invariably book and 
play 'scripts are passed upon. Few outside 
scenario ideas are accepted by the board, as 
It Is well enough supplied with novel stories, 
and stage plays not to need any others at 
present. A reorganization of the scenario de- 
partment may occur within the near future 
and a scenario-chief installed. 

One thing is noteworthy about the studio. 
Nearly all the men who went there in April, 
1012 are still In Its employ. This takes In 
Richard Murphy, scenic artist Frank Meyer, 
laboratory superintendent,' and Billy Mar- 
tlnelll and H. Lyman Broenlg, of the six 
camera experts. 

Each production turned out by the Famous, 
barring "The Eternal City," which of course 
was taken amid foreign surroundings, has 
been developed In tho 2flth Street plant. The 
F. P. has everything at its beck and call In 
the local studio to take and make, ready for 
the screen, any kind of a feature. However 
"exteriors" are a different matter and the 
F. P. believes in sending players and camera 
men to the Saraha desert or to Medicine Hat 
If "atmosphere" is necessary. 

THE IMPERIAL STUDIO. 

One of the most complete laboratories and 
studios within tho con (lues of Manhattan is 
that of the Imperial Motion Picture Co., which 
is managed and owned by John W. Mahan. 
The plant Is In EaBt 48th street near Second 
avenue. It occupies three floors of a building 
which also houses tho Lee Lasb Studio*. 

The second floor Is devoted to the studio 
proper. It has a stage 40 x 00, and last Sat- 
urday was used by the Titan Film Co., which 
Is producing a series a two-reel comedies 
written by Capt. T. Leslie Peacock. The pic- 
tures are being directed by Edward Warren. 
Robert Olsen is the camera man. In the com- 
pany playing toe leads are Fraunle Fraunholz 
and M argot Williams. The latter is also ap- 
pearing In "Experience." 

On this same floor are the property depart- 
ments, carpenter* shop, and 10 dressing rooms. 
There Is a mezzanine balcony half between 
the floor and the celling on which tho office 
and two large dressing rooms are situated. 
The rear portion of thin Rome floor is used 
as the drying room for tho completed film 
copies. The developln* nnd tinting depart- 
ments are on the lower floor, and the filmfl 
are sent to the drying and assembling rooms 
by means of electric dummies. 

The plant has a capacity sufficient to 'turn 
out 300,000 feet of film a week. The building 



FILM REVIEWS 

la entirely fireproof, the main walls being 28 THR SUM PRINCESS. 

Inches thick. The interior is fitted with a T . M "™ iSSLt iXllZ? ™5 Mm *w 

sprinkler system and all of the rooms are in T t iVmV^,J^}^^ t M^SSLJ^jS^^ 

r< U,ped with the latest Are prevention de- [UVrraS^Sr^lS^s tXS^^Z 

though at times It looked as though the ad- 

TUt7 UATU A tin tuc d a lie Justment of complications would be forced 

inc. IflU 111 AIUI ItlC rUUnfi. to an Issue before the scheduled number of 

Edward Fletcher Stewart Baird r SS" , wew u . tll . lle *- . T ** o**tau lack of pos- 

Mr n«— «n fiM..,,i u AM i. n » "IblllUss contained In the scenario wars made 

Mr. Dawson Edward Mordant apparent when, the director took his principals 

Douglas Rhodes Bradley Barker away from the 'story proper to send them on a 

Mr. Walton Arthur Donaldson Bight-seeing Jaunt through Washington, sur- 

Marion Walton Ad*i* R«r rounding the comedy atmosphere with a touch 

Marion Walton Adele Rey of tne trave iog specie of photography, a scheme 

Mrs. Walton Dora M. Adams that failed to help to any extent, although on 

Jeanette Graham Irene Howley the other hand It didn't seem to deteriorate 

,.....«.•. D»r... ••••••—««• •"•"« 2%£S2£S?i£2£ilS*Er#Z 

Four reels of old fashioned melodrama are Governor of Morovenla (Turkey) (Harry 
the principal asset of the Famous Players Dunklnson). His daughters have reached the 
feature 'The Moth and the Flame" which has marriageable age, but the country's law tor- 
been released through the Paramount and is D j(j g y, e younger child to participate In the 
shown at the Broadway this week. The pic- matrimonial ceremony until her elder sister 
ture has been produced with Infinite care by has done so. The country's custom played 
Sidney Olcott and the cast which while it con- navoc wlth the children's prospects, the elder 
Ulna no big name from the legitimate la en- g j rl i^ng particularly slim, which wasn't 
tlrely adequate at all times for the require- considered stylish, since the young men pre- 
sents of the various roles. The photodrama ferred &* plump specie of womanhood. An 
is an adaptation of the play of the same Utle American millionaire (Francis X. Bushman), 
written by the late Clyde Fitch It con- avoiding legal service In his own country 
tains the old, old story of the maiden wronged happen* to meet the slim princess (Ruth 
and then scorned, y who appears at the op- stonehouse) and the stereotyped romantic love 
portune moment when her seducer Is about to affa | r u embodied Into the picture. The ensu- 
ma ?f y \ y . oung "d unsuspecting « lrl * n J ing events partially succeeds in keeping the 

Knni witf.nyMfnwiJJ? "ThTitA, KftS £ oupIe "P^ed. but eventually the inevitable 

happy wedding. However The Moth and The happens and the Count's worrleo era over 

Flame" as a picture has much that Is good Bushman gives a capable Mrtormici but hli 

and It will serve to entertain in a measure persistency In^onopoUYln* 2™£t5ght wm 

Director Olcott has made most effective use of ever no ticeable. Miss Stonehouse, m the slim 

mirrors in several scenes and hta party scene pr i nceB8 , wa . up t0 expectations; but hand™ 

Hit"}!?* milh^h.v^KT^rpnShpnli !SS **>*« ** Bushmans^mbUlous^ess, her role 

point that might have been strengthened and belne of second*™ imiwirtMM lxr.nV^ 

that was in the cast. Stewart Baird as the SfiJ* ln a eharaJSr oS? dS ^ MB 7««!3w 

heavy Edward Fletcher, had some much on the 52?I wlS the ™noortln« ^kt r un ,E,? P tS °iSS 

hero Douglas, played by Bradley Narker, both /orm. The pbKaohT wS excellan? to 

in appearance and acting ability, that one was "IJr but th« mSo! X«JE£ J£-J «f ♦£ 

almost sorry the latter got the girl in the CaD itol calls fS! mtlJ f ? W »2Lwi 0W 2JJ«J2? 

long run, in spite of the fact that the story gjjijg A* 1 !? 'S " l H* .J?! °T£* ^""SSSi 

made it a necessity. There was one feature aita Prinoai." ™m •. SmSH' JSZ.7% JI? 6 

of the accompanying music at the Broadway SieV Essa^l ESTumIXL "niS . t EJ£*, ny 

showing distinctly noticeable and that was ? Slacks thS Lin^i n?.«V ^hWJf -5!? aU8 J 

that each of the characters In the play had a «"g! ^JTtl^JS^t^i^S^S^ 

musical motif which was played for each J ™* 7 'J. n £* "ig » ** e ™ ? f *iV2 .??kI!2?k' 

entrance. The old familiar ballad of the same be,n * wel1 Dr <>ugbt out, will carry it Uirough. 

title as the picture might have found a place wynn. 

In the musical accompaniment. It Is still «■■-..«.... 1 _ 

remembered by a great many people and to WINNING THE FUTURITY. 

say the least It would lend atmosphere After watchIng WaIter M|IIer> ^ , 

* TTO * Play the role of Walter Miller, the Jockey, in 

An/nil A U'C DCCtlDDCrTinil L 8 / e . ature .? Im of four D * rU one cannot help 

WUMAN S KtfcUKKLCIIUn. but think what a pity that pictures were not 

K.U.". *»•»•« B *» »«— wU h « b"- prta." V.S"u> JUdSi" iiSS 

Prince Dlmitri Nekludorf ...William J. Kelly was some dresser and his clothes In the plc- 

Blmonson Edward Jose {urea wnen be waa smart and dapper at the 

Countess Sophia Ivanovna. .Bertha Brundage %£j* Sen? .TwBfluS. KrtSFKS? 

Ivan Shonbock Arthur Hoops thing. Walter Miller didn't pay much attend 

Jacoby Stuart Holmes tion to the duddlng up thing and he went about 

Selenin J B Williams E . P ,cturo acting as though every step was 

so,enin J ' "' wu,iam " being coached as he went along. "Wlnnlna 

Prince Kerschagen Edgar Davenport the Futurity" Is claimed to be the work of 

Princess Kerschagen Ann Sutherland the Walter Miller Feature Film Co., and is 

Mlssle Frances Lorrlmore PA? 616 * 1 by tne 9^° Co - Miller, who haa 

Marietta .............. .C^ecina Sydney J* 611 ver 7 successful on the race track with 

Fox placed its " wwest famtuVTwIth Betty K5, "tB^i.S;*?!!",,^ •"** » b A U °' ~ in 
Nansen at the Hippodrome this week for its '"Jj Si J£ ll,e £ ♦t*?' 6, »* A8 * a " J Mri « M - 
initial showing. The picture Is In five reels, a ? d , n * n «nHiik5 «i -L m » atteP l ?°' fe Ve hor,e 
adapted from the novel of Leo Tolstoi "The Jf* \l* %** litl} he 8por i ey w en ln P»ct«"» the 
Reeurrection." The story holds but Its action J* 1 " 6 * £°; w 8 Vt nd " a . goo l 8how , of Betting tu 
surrounds circumstances that could just as well S?25i«?Sh- «il?.?, ,m * °^ act i ng and - •I eneral 
be left out of pictures altogether. Katusha JLy'ilS? S^.^"'?..'*^ * * *""« of T»e«utj 
(Miss Nansen) comes to the home of Countess f?* JS^.L^hIl l l e 0,d DT .P ,ft y wbepe 
Sophia and the Prince Dlmitri Is smitten by "•. JJ "■' » f 5"? W8 K i eVeiT ™ ov \ of "»• io^e^ 
her. He goes to her room and the inevitable J?? {J J e8 ^ J ^BJ^ 1 ™ »"? h,s horse and later 
happens. The picture leaps some months. JjM h a e S^Jf}?^,™" 1 iB l**™}**' Miller 
She Is shown deserted with a babe ln hei bSSVhi? nmil. nl8hor8e drU f ge 2 b ? tte 0,d 
arms. The child dies. The mother goes tn. Th ldl D , s b 'ISJ ■• «• '2 7 A!?lS ^.J 116 f rack " 
way of the wicked, wandering from one place A, ne «£lf„ Fu ! u ™Z' wo , rtn $70 '? 0< i J to , u,a winner, 
to another. She is arrested for murdering L' SJ?".! SJ^^JL* t ,ace and Miller was ex- 
a man by poisoning and is brought to trial. Jf?!* h ' id f .?« h ™* owned by the father 
One of the jurymen Is the Prince who J'" 16 , fAfL 11 ® J ore8 - Aft f r . Miller exposes hie 
wronged her. He feels that he must do some- hi™ i.KSL™*! r . e,n8 , tated - bis enemy has 
thing for her but does not see his way clear. mhiJ #h?™ E k? take » n far J aw . ajr ,n an auto - 
She Is sentenced to Siberia, the picture story JjL"f n ™ P .'. hl ? » apt0r » and d, I e8 thl "ough a 
taking place in Russia. After sentence is SL aZ J» g m doo , r J^ ay ,nto a 8tre am of water which 
pronounced the Prince publisly says the girl f* 8 Mi m ?wf nd ,Jf eappea " at the tr , ack in time 
is not guilty, that he was tho cause of her J°. ' Id « the " nner ,- # ° n e fees ro 1 after roll 
fall and asks that the sentence be cancelled. °'i5Vi 8 J this picture. It is old fashioned 
This he Is informed cannot be done without "!, ^"S.Ji'L*? 8 , way . w . ,th , M,,,er d0,ng Bev " 
the order of the Czar. The woman goes to ?™ n phyB i cal ba o ttles w,tb hIs ene ™'es at dlf- 
Slberia and the man followfl. His servant ^™„ n <Ji ?-a ,. e ? art8 , w Fl excellently 
manages to get In with the prisoners by chang- ^ < m ,t ra I ^ and , we11 staged. Others skidded 
ing clothes with one. The commander of the alon ? "** a . D,g auto °" a ve ry wet pave- 
detachment of prisoners knowing what a life m 1 ? t n ,L,J2 ra " 1 t 1 , . ng ma *? " ,,Dg8 . " w,n n^K the 
the woman had led tried to make bargain «XXI w.w I m£? 7 e v be f \ In the "wctlons 
with her so that her life would not be un- ?£Z W a,tp r Miller , s ^st known. The cap- 
bearable. The servant sees these advances „°P. a were n 2f ™ T I explanatory and the lirst 
and for his master's Bake and for a personal p % r L°I , ! , , . 8n ° u ' d > bave been devoted to 
grudge, he attacks the commander who is ?' eW fect ten Jng what big races Walter Miller 
Haved by his soldiers. The servant Is ordered J ad w " and ho T w h l became "^e world's fam- 
to be flogged, whioh is done with another " us jp cke ,f- I n the west and south where 
dose to come later. The woman hears there k fit. o are *?} runn,n «. this picture will 
Is to bo more harm done to the man who r 8 »" ke 0ree . k to the ave rage movie fans. It's 
tried to help her and she Informs the com- tI ?ri£ g merely see him win a film fu- 

mander ahe will do anything he wants. She lur '*y- Mark. 

goes to his house that night but is saved by tiii? •rattun«<i< ^... 

the man who had first wronged her and his ItlC TRUMPET CALL. 

servant who had Informed hlB master what London Mav i 

was on foot. There Is a fight In which the Another of the series of screen adaptations 

(onimander Is si** and the girl Jumps In front of well known melodramas by George R Sims 

of the Prince and Is also Bhot She dies ano nnd Robert Buchanan, has been produced by 

that Is her resurrection. J. Gordon Edwards the Neptune Film Co It is entitled ''Thl 

dlriM-ted the picture. He tried for Russian at- Trumpet Call." in three narti ■ AinJlZ 

moMphere but in a couple of instances It somewhat from the regulation ' melodrama! 

missed. The interior setting of the Countess' turned out by this prollflc "air of wrltlJs 5? 

u n n° W iXi d Ji C,d ii , i , J °v raP T K he raSt ha w been . 1>0 ycar8 ngo - ,n that there Is no heaTy vi™a?n 

well selected. Miss Nansen has a number of but a conscienceless vlllalness. She marries 

^T,?. r ir l T ,e V W nv Cb B ^ h n n ,* 1,e8 S° nv J, n ? ngly ; '' ,nd ru,np two different men both of whoS 

Si Jlffn J w°L ,y a the , Pr,nce handled well enlist, and although In the same regimen? 

his acting but his general appearance was not neither one knows the other's life story One 

Russian. Edward Jose with his very cxpres- takes to drink and the other bellevlJr thJ 

Blve face had a part that fitted him as did woman is dead; marries mln A r!?M u 

Stuart Holmes. "A Woman's Resurrection" born of the IScond marriage but wneutht 

will please those who like pictures with a man thinks he Is a bigamist and that Si 

theme such as this one. c h.ld is nsmeless. he separates from what 1. 



in reality his lawful wife, only to be reunited 
at the finish, with a dying confession of the 
vlllalness. Still it Is all effectively screened 
by that competent producer, Percy Nash, and 
while there is nothing especially original 
about the photography It Is uniformly excel- 
lent and therefore entitled to a word of praise. 
The camera was handled by a man named 
Rlocl. It seems to be pretty generally con- 
ceded that the operator is directly responsible 
in no smaa degree for the success of failure 
of a modern moving picture feature produc- 
tion, and that being the case, there is no 
valid reason why his name should not be 
mentioned in a review of the film. Jolo. 

PARAMOUNTTSFIRST YEAR. 

The latter part of this month the 
Paramount Pictures Corporation will 
celebrate its first birthday. A year in 
the picture business is likened unto ten 
in any other line. Consequently Para- 
mount, which has made rapid strides 
since its formation, has been celebrat- 
ing a birthday on the average of every 
three months, at which intervals the 
service brought some new departure 
into its business. 

With the formation of Paramount a 
year ago a number of ideas were 
brought into the feature film business 
theretofore never thought possible. 
Paramount started out immediately to 
secure the best theatres in the coun- 
try to show its productions. The con- 
tracting was done for no less than one 
month and all held a 30-day cancella- 
tion clause. The feature picture busi- 
ness was shown something new when 
this was put into effect. 

The expansion of Paramount after 
its formation was remarkable. The 
three feature picture concerns which 
furnished the program with its produc- 
tions noted conditions and immediately 
began to enlarge upon their produc- 
tions. The companies were Famous 
Players. Lasky and Bosworth. The 
Paramount in order that the film 
makers should not run ahead of it, 
started a world-wide advertising cam- 
paign that took in all of the leading 
publications and called for 24-sheet 
billboard advertising. A weekly pub- 
lication, "Paramount Progress," fol- 
lowing this plan, soon made its ap- 
pearance and a few months later the 
Paramount Magazine was brought out, 
both of which deal directly with the do- 
ings of the Paramount. 

The Paramount plan for grading its 
pictures was left to the exhibitors, 
each of whom sends in a report on each 
Paramount release shown. This is 
similar to the plan of resident man- 
agers in vaudeville, who send in week- 
ly reports of the acts on their bills. 
The reports of the Paramount exhib- 
itors are watched closely and accord- 
ing to them, the various pictures are 
graded. 

The newest departure by Paramount 
is the releasing of a weekly travel pic- 
ture of one reel. The company sent a 
number of camera men to take pic- 
tures in South America and the Islands 
in southern waters. The travel films 
are diversifying and fit nicely into any 
program. 

The summing up of the Paramount^ 
success was lately made public when it 
became known that its original manu- 
facturers had renewed their Paramount 
agreements for a term of 25 years, the 
first agreement having been for one 
year only, the manufacturers biding 
their time for a longer term to await 
the result of the experiment in "feature 
film service." 



VARIETY 



BILLS NEXT WEEK. 

(Continued from page 14.) 



Syracuse, N. Y. 

TEMPLE (UDO) 
Qracla Nardlni 
Haywara Stafford Co 
Chas Thompson 
Murphy ft Lacnmar 
El Rey Sisters 
Tacoma 

PANTAQES (m) 
Ranous Nelson Co 
Winona Winter 
Richard the Great 
Florence Rayfleld 
Barnes ft Robinson 
Pern Bigelow ft M 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
Van ft Carrie Avery 
Moeooff Bros 
Kawana Jape 
(Three to fill) 
To rest* 
HIP (abo) 
Marvellous Klek 
Qilbert ft Barrett 
Deltrah ft Deltrah 
Mack ft Irwin 
Will Ward ft Olrla 
Billy McDennott 
"Clown Seal" 

YONOB 8T (loew) 
Cunningham ft B 
4 Rubes 
El CoU 
Nell MoKlnley 
Walsh ft Bentley 
(Three to fill) 
8CARBORO PK (ubo) 
Fred ft Albert 
B Bouncer's Circus 

Vaaeovrer, B. C 

LOEW'8 
Lawton 
Klein Bros 



"On the Riviera" 
Willis Smith 
Groveue LeVondr Co 

PANTAQES (m) 
Arizona Joe Co 
Leonard Anderson Co 
Venita Gould 
Northlane ft Ward 
Three Rianos 

Victoria, B. C. 

PANTAGES (m) 
"Childhood Days" 
Stuart 
Carletca 
Antrim ft Vale 
Florenz Family 

Waterloo, la. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
Lewis ft Norton 
Dunn ft Deane 
Dunley ft Merrill 
Gallon 
(One to fill) 

Ullkea-Uarre, Pa. 

POLIS (ubo) 
Bllot ft Schofleld 
Stuart ft Hall 
Josle Heather Co 
Moore ft Young 
"Mile a Minute" 
(One to fill) 

Zd half 
Boothby ft Ererdeen 
Three Brownies 
Doris Wilson 8 
Oskomon 
6 Peaches ft Pair" 
(One to fill) 

Winnipeg;, Cam. 
PANTAGES (m) 
Han Ion Bros Co 
Kelly ft Calvin 



1 ■ - 

Kltner Haynes ft M 
Barto ft Clark 
Morton Broa 

Worcester. Ma 

POLIS >fubo) 
The Menards 
Mooris ft Wilson 



Savoy ft Brennea 
Musical Marines 
2d half 
The Holdsworths 
Jacob Katzman Co 
Jack Barnett Son 
Hill * Sylvanning 



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Unlet* otherwise noted, the following reports are for the current week. 



VARIETY'S 
CHICAGO OFFICE: 



CHICAGO 



MAJESTIC 
THEATRE BUILDING 



Walter Tenwyck, of the Buttertteld, leaves 
on Saturday for a six-week vacation. 



Hodges and Tyne did not like the way the 
audience received their efforts at the Avenue 
last week and left the bill. 



J. H. Oilmour, well known In the legitimate 
acting field here, has joined the United Photo 
Plays Co. 



The Loew house in Saginaw closes this 
week. This Is the opposition house to (he 
Butter field theatre there. 



Charles Burkell hag purchased the Bmplre 
in Rock Island, 111. The house will be booked 
out of the Pantages office here next season. 



Harriet Prank, who has been touring with 
"The Debutantes," leaves that act to enter 
vaudeville shortly. 



Herschell Hendler Injured one of his hands 
last week and will be obliged to cancel some 
of his Immediate bookings In consequence. 

Rose De Mar, who was with the "Prlss 
Winners" this season, will shortly appear in 
vaudeville with Paul Francis In a plane act. 

The tow boat Dixie, upon which a travelling 
Blsmark CJarden lg preparing to put on a 

production with eighteen chorus girls and six 

principals. 

The Dorsey Expedition pictures replaced the 
"Eternal City" st the Studebaker last Satur- 
day night. 



The Oilman sisters are about to produce a 
new act around here. The two ere sisters to 
Mrs. Corey, who was Mabel Oilman. 



show has been playing, was sunk last week 
when it rsn into a stump near Montrose on 
the Mississippi River. The actors were saved. 

John Hand, a famous bsnd master and 
musician, is said to be dying at a hospital 
here. 



Barl Fox, playing here with "Dancing 
Around," was operated on for appendicitis last 
week. 



Bob Ferns, whe Just closed with "The 
Charming Widows," will enter vaudeville as 
s single act 

Mildred Woods, of Mai ley and Woods, was 
operated, on last week and will be unable to 
sppear for a week or so. 



"The Frame Up" failed to appear at the Or- 
pheum |n South Bend the first half of this 
week and Jack Kennedy and Co. replaced 
them. 



Forest Park opens May 22. Wichita Park 
opens the same day and the Kansas City Park 
opens on the 23d. All of these will be booked 
by J. C. Matthews in this city. 

Barney Myers and party were forced to lay 
over here until Wednesday of this week while 
the csr that takes them to Frisco was made 
right for the Journey. 

Leonard Hicks, accompanied by his wife, 
Lillian Millershlp, will make an automobile 
tour of the southern states starting from here 
this week. 



Walter Keefe and C H. Miles left for New 
York on Tuesday. They will meet, it Is ex- 
pected, with Marcus Loew and Aaron Jones 
while there to talk over next season's doings. 

The members of the American Hospital 
board of directors are planning a banquet and 
ball to be held at the Auditorium the first 
week In June. 



Romeo the Great, a monk, Jumped Into one 
of the boxes at the Great Northern Hip one 
afternoon last week and frightened a woman 
so that medical attendance was necessary. 

It was quite a shock to many last week when 
they heard that Mayor Thompson refused to 
allow "The Birth of a Nation" to show. This 
town was considered a big money-making town 
for picture features of this kind. 



Monte Wolf, who was In Australia working 
with Isabelle D'Armond, passed through Chi- 
cago early this week on his wsy to New Tork. 
Wolf left Australia about two months ago and 
is now traveling to London, where he will play 
a revue. 



Corelll, of Correlll and Gillette, broke a rib 
while performing at the Avenue here last 
week. They were to plsy Bsst St Louis the 
first part of this week and, despite the broken 
rib, Correlll meant to plsy it. A physician, 
however, persuaded him not to try* Hawley 
and Hawley were deputised for the act in East 
St. Louis. 



Billy Wise obtained Judgment for 9160 
against Marls James, the sgent, last week. 
Wise claimed Miss James booked him to play 
In a musical comedy sketch lsst season and 
he did not receive money due him alleged to 
be spent on transporting the company from 
one town to another. Miss Jsmea disclaimed 
responsibility but the court ruled sgsinst her. 

According to the way the show given at the 
North American Restaurant goes It seems as 



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though most of the acts are used as "chasers." 
There is a three-act of the genuine raths- 
keller type that the patrons seem to like. 
Outside of this act there Is a skate dancer, a 
double-voiced vocalist, a man and a woman 
who sing operatic selections, two Jugglers and 
two girls who play sexaphones. All acts but 
the real rathskeller singing trio do well In 
the chasing line. 



AUDITORIUM (Bernard Ulrich, mgr.).— 
Closed. 

BLACKSTONE (Edwin Wappler, mgr.).— 
The Shadow," with Ethel Barrymore. Third 
week. Doing fairly well. 

CORT (U. J. Hermann, mgr.).— "Peg" with 
Peggy O'Neil. Opened successfully Sunday 
uight. Fair business expected. 

COHAN'S GRAND (Harry Hidings, mgr.).— 
"The Songbird," with Jane Cowl. Closing 
shortly after only fair run. 

COLUMBIA (William Roche, mgr.).— "The 
Blushing Brides." 

CROWN (A. J. Kaufman, mgr.).— "Unole 
Tom's Cabin." 

OARR1CK (John J. Oarrlty. mgr.).— "Danc- 
ing Around," With Al Jolson. Closes May 29. 
Big business. SanCley Revue opens May 80. 

ILLINOIS (Augustus 1'itou, mgr.)— Closed. 

IMPERIAL (Joe Pilgrim, mgr.).— Pictures. 

LA SALLE (Joseph Bransky, mgr.). — Music- 
al Stock. Doing big business at 10 and 20 

NATIONAL (John Barrett, mgr.).— Pic- 
tures. 

OLYMPIC (George L. Warren, mgr.).— 
Along Came Ruth." Fourth week. Doing 
fairly with dollar top price. 

POWERS— "Moloch," with Holbrook Buna's 
Co. Opened Monday. 

PRINCESS (Sam P. Gerson, mgr.).— "The 
Lady in Red." Opened Tuesday. 

VICTORIA (Howard Brolaskl, mgr.),— "Tan 
Nights in a Bar Room." 

McVlCKEKS (J. O. Burch, mgr.; agent 
Loew).— For the main attraction this week 
McVickers have outside the theatre a sign 
reading "Is It Charlie Chaplin?" This Idea 
grew out of the fact that Menlo Moore en- 
gaged for next season a comedian who re- 
sembles the film comedian. In a big parade 
and two benefits this ssme chap has given per- 
formances in a Chaplin make-up. This week 
at McVickers he Is doing the same act as at 
the benefits, mainly some knockabout antics 
with the help of two men and a woman. The 
audience seemed to be truly pusxled, but 
they gave the comedian a tremendous recep- 
tion when he appeared in the Chaplin make- 
up. The act Is rather silly, the only vslue 
being the make-up of the comedian, although 
he has possibilities In the rough comedy line. 
The business at the big house was on the 
capacity order, showing that the trick line In 
front of the theatre had its drawing qualities. 
Stanley, Burns and Hall are three men who 
sing. They have the style of the present day 
rag singing act and in this sort of a turn 
manage to get by. The Hughes Musical Trio, 
consisting of two men and a woman, play 
various Instruments, but do not get away 
from the beaten path made by musical acts of 
the small time variety. A sketch cslled 
"Night Hawks" hss a hast above the average 
and a story that will hold small time in- 
terest. Sutanne Lehman is a ballad singer 
possessing a good voice. Her only applause 
came when she sang "Bird of Paradise" in 
ballad style. The Howard Sisters feature 
Hawaiian songs with harps. The Tun Chin 
troupe of Chinese performers seem to hsve 
followed closely the routine of the Long Tack 
Sam Troupe. While they do not attempt as 
pretentious s display as that act, they are 
fast workers and Interested the audience suffi- 
ciently to make them the hit of the early 
afternoon show. At this big house the swing- 
ing of one Chinaman while hanging by his 
hair was made to look like a sensational 
trick. Daisy Harcourt had things her own 
wsy and was a very welcome comedy attrac- 
tion to the bill. 



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MAJESTIC (Fred Eberts, mgr. ; agent, Or- 
pheum). — Seeming to foresee the extremely cold 
weather, the booking people of the Majestic 
have surely taken advantage of that condi- 
tion by landing a corking vaudeville show. 
It la one of the best bills of the season and 
business started off with a big whoop on Mon- 
day. The evening show held almost a ca- 
pacity house. Fritz I Scbeff and the Four 
Marx Brothers are placed in the drawing po- 
sition on the bills. Comedy in five out of the 
nine acts provide a well balanced bill. Frits I 
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time to make changes but Just sings and the 
audience were satisfied with that. After sing- 
ing some of her old favorites the prima donna 
cuim; back to a big hit singing "When I 
L*eave the World Behind." The Four Mara 
It roth era showed to a big laughing and ap- 
plause hit. The boys stopped the show in 
every sense of the word. The Le Vara opened 
the show with a society dancing act that looks 
HH though It might have grown out of a slng- 
Iiik and dancing act In "one." The society 
efforts are spoiled by the man and the woman 
breaking Into Borne old dancing steps every 



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now and then. The cake walk Is also triad 
with the same results. Helen Beholder, a 
cellist, was number two and did remarkably 
well. Nevlns and Erwood, on number three, 
started the comedy end of the show In smash- 
ing style. The black face team won many 
laughs and much applause. Hussey and Boyle 
had a hard spot following the Marx Brothers, 
but managed to get over a hit. The neat ap- 
pearance and good voice of Jack Boyle stood 
In good stead, while Hussey's fan was ap- 
preciated. Fells Adler was next to closing. 
His burlesque ventiiloqulal bit went over 
nicely. Maria Lo and Co.. in artistic poses, 
closed the show and made the mistake of 
holding the pictures too long. The audience 
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ORPHEUM.— Mme. Mariska Aldrlch, late 
of -rand opera, given much prominence In the 
outside and program billing, scored with her 
songs. Bert Leslie snd Co., registered big 
bit Bankoff and Girlie, liked. Louise Gallo- 
way, enthusiastically received. Ideal (hold- 
over), closed show successfully. Cheerbert's 
Manchurlans (holdover), opened well. Emma 
Cams, went bin. Lew Dockstader (holdover), 
popular. Nortfoss and Holdsworth, veteran 
singers, favorable Impression. 

EMPRESS.— Mrs. Louis James, In "Holding 
a Husband," entertaining. Ned Nestor and 
his "Nine Sweethearts," pleased. Betty Duval 
was replaced by Vincent and Miller (men), 
laughable. Margaret Farrell, good entertain- 
er. Jack Merlin, "added attraction," excel- 
lent. Leonard and Louie, opening the show 
gave satisfaction. Brown and May liked. The 
Tokyo Troupe of Japanese scrobsts, in closing 
spot, well received. 

CORT (Homer F. Ourran. mgr. ) .— "Barl" 
(second week). 

COLUMBIA (Oettlob A Marx, mgrs.).— John 
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Kolb ft Dill. "This Way Out" (seyentb week). 

WIOWAM (Jos. F. Bauer, mgr.). — Dal. 8. 
Lawrence Dramatic Players. 

PRINCESS (Bert Levey, lessee and mgr.; 
agent, Levey ) . — Vaudeville. 

HIPPODROME (Wo. Ely, mgr. ; agent, W. 
S. V. A.).— Vaudeville. 



The Princess theatre Is doing a remarkable 
business. 



The Savoy booked in a film entitled "The 
Head Hunters" last week, but closed It In the 
middle of the week because of bad business. 



(Commercially, the conditions here show lit- 
tle. If any. Improvement, and the pessimists 
are loud In their declarations that things are 
growing worse. 

The old Chutes theatre Is being moved 
around en Fillmore street and, according to 
rumor, will either play pop vaudeville or 
musical comedy when ready to open. 

Incoming reports from the Interior, credit 
conditions as being bad and that with few ex- 
ceptions the managers are getting better re- 
sults with feature films than with road at- 
tractions. 



The Ye Liberty theatre, Oakland, Is said to 
be doing the worst business in its history as 
a dramatic Rtock house. 



As special attraction of early schedule the 
Exposition management announces that it has 
secured the Salinas Rodeo. 



The Hippodrome continues to do a remark- 
able business despite the predictions It would 
fall off. While the other downtown variety 
house managers declare that the opening of 
the Hip has not effected their business. 



Salaries offered acts booked on the coast 
here are said to be lower at present than ever 
offered acts in history of coast vaudeville. 

Last week William Ely. formerly manager 
of the Bakersfleld Opera House, succeeded 
Louis Lisflner as manager of the Hippodrome. 



It may have been coincidence, or, perhaps 
It was a move to prevent the Hip from cutting 
In on their business, but, nevertheless, the 
downtown houses without any exceptions of- 
fered this week the strongest vaudevllFe shows 
seen here for some time. r 



A number of performers employed on the 
"Zone" doing ballyhoo work quit this week, 
claiming they were threatened with salary 
cut if they wanted to continue working. 



Lee Labanyl lost his suit against the Ex- 
position last week for $203,000 damages. 
Labanyl secured one of the first restaurant 
concessions on the grounds but had It taken 
away from him before the fair opened and 
took the matter to court. 



Patrick Conway and John Phillip Sousa have 
been engaged to till special engagements at 
the Exposition with their musical aggregations 
during the summer months. 



EDGAR LEWIS 

Screen Club New York 



From Los Angeles comes the report that 
Mrs. Charles Alpin, wife of Charles Alpln, 
well known here and who recently was a local 
producer, has been granted a divorce and 
custody of their 7-year-old daughter. In her 
suit Mrs. Alpin alleged her husband was funny 
on the stage and made people laugh, but that 
at home he was Invariably cross and unbear- 
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SHEA'S (Henry J. Carr. mgr.; U.'n. O.- 
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unique novelty of merit : Victor Morley snd 
Co., scored ; Bll.y McDcrmott. bin hit ; Ernest 
Gall, very good ; Autumn Hall, pleased ; Hay- 
ward, Stafford and Co.. went big : The Clown 
Seal, novel ; pictures close. Business fell to 
unual summer standard. It is expected to 
keep house open throughout summer as long 
as patronage proves favorable. 

TECK (John R. OlBble, mgr.). — Adele Blood 
stock company retained Its poularlty In well 
produced version of "The Yellow Ticket." 
Cecil Yapp Joined company this week to ap- 
pear In the play and will doubtless remain 
with the stock during summer engagement. 
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HIPPODROME (Henry Marcus, mgr.).— 
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MAJESTIC (John Laughlln, mgr.).— Dark. 
Feature movies to be used during summer. 

OLYMPIC (Charles Denzinger, mgr.; agent, 
Sun). — Commemorating year's successful run 
of pop vaudeville and picture policy. Head- 
lining Is a complete one-act musical comedy 
"In Poppyland." Entirely new and a big 
hit. Copeland, Draper and Co., are old-time 
favorites ; Jenette Young, wins great applause 
"Follies of Vaudeville," featured ; Fred Web- 
ber, great ; Hell and Eva, sensation ; Gordon 
and Klnley, go over big. Capacity business. 
Big time bill at popular prices. 

PALACE & STRAND (Harold Edel, mgr.). 

Doing good with feature movies. 

ACADEMY (Jules Michaels, mgr.).— Tunic 
Operatic Duo. heads vaudeville bill with great 
success ; Hickvllle Minstrels, a riot ; Kubllck, 
a marvel ; "The Naked Truth," feature photo 
play, draws well. Good business. 



the theatre has been used as a fight arena, 
fistic bouts being staged every Monday even- 
ing. 

A number of uptown movie houses have In- 
creased their Sunday afternoon business by In- 
stalling a baseball playerboard, portraying for 
their patrons the games being etaged away 
frqjn home by either the Fed's or Inter- 
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CINCINNATI. 



Despite bankruptcy proceedings brought in 
United States district court last week against 
the Garden Theatro Company. Inc., a movie 
program was shown on Sunday. The house 
was formerly a burlesque theatre and prior to 
the opening of the Gayety, the Columbia's 
new house, enjoyed big buslnes. Since closing 



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KEITH'S (John P. Royal, mgr.; agent, U. 
n. O.).— Rose Valeiio Sextet, Toby Claude and 
William Smythe, William H. Murphy, Blanche 
Nichols and Co., Rae Eleanor Ball, Harrison 
Brockbank and Co., In "The Drummer of the 
Seventy-Sixth," James H. Cullen, Lyons and 
Yosco, "Long Tack Sam" and Co. 

GRAND.— Picture*. 

LYRIC— Pictures. 

WALNUT (George Pish, mgr.; S-H.).— 
Monday afternoon and evening, Chicago Little 
Theatre Co. In "Trojan Women." Oentry 
Brothers show Monday, Tuesday and Wednes- 
day. 

(TERM AN THEATRE (Otto Schmld. mgr. ; 



atock). — Farewell anual performsnee, Sunday 
night, "My Friend Teddy." 

CHESTER PARK (I. M. Martin, mgr.).— 
Vaudeville bill, Marmeen Four, Jimmle Pease, 
The Larconlans, Jonathan, Imperial Japs. 

DETROIT. 

My JACOB SMITH. 

TEMPLE (C. O. Williams, mgr. ; U. B. O. ; 
rehearsal Monday 10). — Beatrice Herford, an 
artist ; Ray Samuels, hit ; Alexander Kids, 
went big; McKay and Ardlne, very good; 
Harry Holman and Co., satisfying sketch ; 
Mallia and Bart, good Five Annapolis Boys, 
harmonious singers Ford and Truly, pleased. 

ORPHEUM (Harry Woods, mgr.; Loew).— 
"Inside the Lines," excellent; Frevoll, open- 
ed ; Meeker and Morris, pleased ; Juliette 
Dyke, big ; Bob Hall, well liked ; Mennettl and 
Sidelli, acrobats. 

MILES (Dr. Paul C. Dullts, mgr.).— Pls- 
tel's cabaret, very good ; Lamb and Kilnger, 
good; Si Jenks, good; Edwin Keough and Co., 
good sketch ; Teresa Miller, pleased ; Juggling 
Normans, good ; Coins Dogs, opened. 

OARRICK (Richard H. Lawrence, mgr.).— 
All Over Town," with Joseph Santley. Big 
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AVKNl'R (Frank Drrw, nigr.) "More to 
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Honolulu. April 30. 

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GLOBE.— Flynn and McLaughlin, clever ; 
Sullivan and Mason, laughs ; Ellsworth and 
Linden, good ; Three Lublns, pleased Three 
Alvarettes ; GTallon, excellent. 

EMPRESS.— Vaudeville. 

SHUBERT.— Dark. 

HIPPODROME.— Vaudeville. 

ORPHEUM.— Dark. 

AUDITORIUM— Stock. 

GRAND.— Dark. 



The Orpbeum closed Saturday night after 
a poor season, the new house helping along 
during the middle of the year. 

Electric Park, the only amusement park 
here, opens Sunday, May 23, playing vaude- 
ville booked by the Orpbeum circuit. 



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ORPHEUM (Clarence Drown, mgr.; U. B. 
O.) —Week 10. Julia Curtis, hit; Alan Brooks 
and Co.. well received ; Frances Lucille and 
Jimmy Lucas, good ; Morton and Moore, pleas- 
ing ; Two Carltons, mediocre ; Fred J. Ardath 
and Co., fair ; "The Three Rubes," entertain- 
ing ; Andrew Tombes and Co., repeated suc- 
cessfully. 

EMPRESS (Harry Follette, mgr.; Loew).— 
Week 10. Cavanaugh and McBride, went big ; 
Marie Russell, well applauded ; Frey Twins, 
big ; Ray Snow, big laugh ; Warren and Fran- 
cis, artistic dancers ; Arno and Stlckney, amus- 
ing. 

REPUBLIC (Al. Watson, mgr.; Levey).— 
Week 10. Rose and Kent, very good ; "Danc- 
ing Parkers," artistic dancers ; Keith and 



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King, fair ; Lolo Stantonne, entertaining ; 
Boyd and St. Clair, pleasing ; John P. Brace, 
Just fair ; The Moulans, went well ; Grace 
Wallace, passably pleasing ; Three De Lyons, 
ordinary ; Oppelt, amusing, Fox and Evans, 
fair; Kelly's animal act, entertaining. 

HIPPODROME (Lester Fountain, mgr.; 
Western States).— Week 10. Herbert Brooks 
and Co., entertaining ; Captain Powers, very 
good ; Skatelles, cleverly done ; Abram and 
Johns, well presented playlet ; Lucille TUton, 
pleasing ; Hogan and Ross, passable ; Harry 
Le Vail, passed nicely. 

BURBANK.— "The Unchastened Woman." 

MASON.— Anna Pavlowa. 

MOROSCO.— Creatores «3and. 

CENTURY.— Burlesque. 



Christine Norman goes east next week. 



-Morocco has accepted a new play by Elmer 
Harris. 

Irving V. Augur, of San Francisco, Is now 
managing the Optic. Beth D. Perkins now de- 
votes bis attentions to the Woodley. 



Robert Burton has returned from the east. 



Robert Morris, late of "The Bird of Para- 
dise," will motor to Los Angeles from Denver 
the latter part of the month. 



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GENE GREENE 

There are comparatively few "ilngU" 
men in vaudeville who can step out on 
the rostrum and deliver a dozen or 
more popular songs without becoming 
monotonous. The total number can be 
counted on the fingers of one hand 
and when considering this group one 
automatically thinks of Gene Greene 
without hesitation, for genial Gene is 
blessed with that desirable brand of 
personality that defies resistance. He 
conscientiously studies a song for its 
strongest features and is numbered 




among the very few expert "song read- 
ers" extant. His enunciation is fault- 
less and he never fails to leave that 
necessary impression with each ren- 
dition. 

Mr. Greene has consistently estab- 
lished records throughout the middle- 
west where he is a permanent favorite 
and has been a valued and appreciated 
client of the Waterson, Berlin & Sny- 
der house, having introduced a large 
portion of our entire catalog. 



DOROTHY BRENNER 

One hardly needs the stereotyped in- 
troduction to petite Dorothy Brenner 
whose presence in "The Candy Shop" 
established that offering among the 
list of the past season's road successes. 
Kndowed with a charming hypnotic 
personality and a fund of beauty that 
forces the inevitable second glance, she 
is bound to stand out conspicuously in 
any organization of talent. 

Ever since her introduction to vaude- 
ville Miss Brenner has been a loyal 
client of the Waterson, Berlin & Sny- 




der catalog, her latest selection for 
professional use being "My Bird of 
Paradise" in the popularization of 
which she has been invaluable. 

Particularly clever and a natural 
artist, she is capably equipped with 
sufficient business ability to under- 
stand the proper angles of the song 
market and her registration as a per- 
manent patron of the Waterson, Ber- 
lin & Snyder house is a compliment to 
the organization that sp«aks volvmM 
in itself. 



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Started well in front of the current melody field 
and still running true to form. One of those sure 
fire entries that can outdistance all competitive 
starters. Can win applause regardless of start or 
position, and is a popular favorite. 



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finished exceptionally struni;. 



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McKAY AND ARDINE 

Conspicuous among vaudeville's many 
standard teams one finds the names 
of George McKay and Ottie Ardine 
well up among the leaders of their 
respective division, classified therein 
as two of the cleverest dancers on the 
American stage. 

The success started with their initial 
engagement as a team and from that 




date they have been continually active 
without abatement, featuring bills 
everywhere and playing exclusively on 
the best time. 

McKay and Ardine's specialty in- 
cludes "Kentucky Home," "Paradise" 
and "Bulletin Boards," three sure-thing 
hits from the Waterson, Berlin & Sny- 
der catalog and three numbers that 
have never failed to count in corralling 
the applause. 

BROWN AND TAYLOR 

Solly Brown and Gertrude Taylor 
comprise one of vaudeville's best "two 
acts," combining nicely all the essen- 
tials for a first class specialty. 

Mr. Brown, a clever character man 
and an ideal "straight," is excellently 
contrasted by his accomplished partner 
who fairly radiates magnetism. 

With a splendid routine of patter, 
they have finished their turn up per- 




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them. 

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Brown and Taylor, one inn t sec them 
in atti«>ii and this should be easy for 
they are constantly k< pt busy, which 
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In to write a new play for Morosco entitled 
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gette," pleased. 



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SHUBERT (C. A. Nlggemeyer, mgr.).— Shu- 
bert Theatre Stock Co. In "Baby Mine." 24, 
"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." 

PABST (Ludwig Krelss, mgr.).— Pabst Ger- 
man Stock Co. In "Wie Man MUUonaer Wlrd." 
11), "Seine Sekundatln." 

OAYETY (J. W. Whitehead, mgr.).— Zal- 
lah's "Own Show." 



Jack Oardener says that following an open- 
ing act makes one feel like a two-spot. 

William WesHeld, of New York, has leased 
the Athenaum, New Orleans' largest auditor- 
ium, and will institute a picture policy there, 
commencing May 90. "The Heart of Mary- 
land" will be the initial attraction. 



The original scenery used by Henrietta 
Croeman in 'Thou Shalt Not Kill" is still at 
the Orpheum, where It was seised several 
months ago by an attorney representing the 
U. 8. Lithograph Co. 

Eugene West has placed Comte Rene de la 
Hal Silt under contract. West took the Count 
because of the war. 



Late Saturday evening a local dramatic 
critic stopped at a picture theatre, and, think- 
ing he'd Josh the manager, presented his card, 
asking permission to Interview Charlie Chap- 
lin. "Sorry I can't oblige you," the manager 
replied, "but he will be canned after this 
show." 



The Orpheum closed the most successful 
season In Its history Sunday evening, both 
from an artistic and business standpoint No 
small measure of credit for this consumma- 
tion Is due to the local manager, Arthur B. 
White, whose seal, energy and unique adver- 
tising methods contributed materially In in- 
creasing the gross receipts. 



The theatrical season at Milwaukee comes 
to a close this month, the Majestic, Orpheum 
house, has notices posted for closing May 30, 
the Crystal posted their two weeks' notice 
this week, the Oayety, main wheel Columbia 
burlesque, closes to-night. May 22, with Zal- 
lah's show. The Shubert, stock, will continue 
for a few weeks longer. The Empress will 
open May 28 with stock burlesque with a com- 
pany of 22 at 10-20-90. The opening attrac- 
tion being the "Dandv Olrls." with Wallle 
Brooks as director. Mr. Brooks is of the 
Academy theatre, Pittsburgh, which came to 
a sudden closing recently and which house, 
was said, not to have paid salaries. 



NEW ORLEANS. 

By O. M. SAJITJBLS. 

HIPPODROME (Jake Miller, mgr.).— Vaude- 
ville. 

ALAMO (Will Guerlnger, mgr.).— Vaude- 
ville. 

SPANISH FuHT (M. 8. Sloan, mgr.).— 
Paolettl's Band and Dansant. 



George Hill Is spending the summer here. 
Max Fink left the act known as Klein, Yosts 



PHILABILPHIA 

VARIETY'S 
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•05 Keith Theater Building: 
JOHN J. BURNES, Correspondent 

— i i '■■■■■ii— 

KEITH'S (Harry T. Jordan, mgr. ; agent, 
U. B. O.).— This week's show has many new 
faces that have not been seen at this house 
before. The bill did not look strong on paper 
and while It rounded out to be a very satis- 
factory show, It was not up to the standard of 
those of the previous weeks. Kerr and Weston 
opened with some good eccentric dancing. 
They offered something different In dances, 
among which was a cakewalk. They closed to 
a big hand. Prince Lai Mon Kim, a Chinese 
tenor, sang a number of songs in a pleasing 
voice. He gained a big laugh at the cloee, 
when he pang a rag song In Chinese. Norton and 
Nicholson presented a sketch that created 
many laughs through the many uses they 
make of a limited number of household uten- 
sils. Claire Rochester rendered a number of 
selections In a voice that was noticeably 
hoarse. Frldowsky Troupe were highly enter- 
taining In their singing and dancing. The 
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very good Russian Whirlwind Dancing. Hans 



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Kronold played a number of well chosen sen- 
timental selections. He was thoroughly ap- 
preciated and responded twice to encores. 
The headline attraction was Edith Tallferro 
In "A Breath of Virginia." Miss Tallferro 
was given a big hand. Donahue and Stewart 
were easily the laughing hit of the show and 
nearly carried away the applause honors. How- 
ard's Novelty, an offering of ponies and dogs in 
a special setting, proved attractive. The ponies 
and dogs are very well groomed and make an 
excellent appearance. They were liked by 
the few remaining. 

BIJOU (Joseph G. Dougherty, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.). — Comedy pictures were followed 
by George Mooro, a Juggler. He was suc- 
cessful, taking two bows. Leever, Le Roy and 
Davis, three men, put over some very good 
harmony and single singing with some good 
comedy. They were a decided hit. Nan Aker, 
a female ventriloquist, also went big. This 
woman works In an interior setting of a rail- 
road station, with a number of dummies and 
props, all of which could be easily eliminated, 
as she puts everything over with the dummy 
of a small boy. By working In one with the 
same routine she now does with the "boy" 
she would have no trouble In getting over. 
Billed an "The Big Surprise" was an act that 
stopped the show and made a pronounced hit. 
It consists of a woman, who attempts to sing 
and Is Interrupted by a number of male and 
female "plants" In the audience. Then fol- 
lows a rapid fire talk between the different 
plants, which Is bright and snappy and con- 
tains real good comedy. They close, cabaret- 
ing through the house and received a big 
hand. Karsys Myrophone closed. The big 
musical instrument wa not working properly 
and was unable to bold them In. 

GRAND.— "Six Peaches and a Pear," Flan- 
agan and Edwards, Jarrow, Benjamin Klevan, 
Goldman and Keating, Three Jsnettes. 

NIXON.— "Sal, the Circus Girl," "The Oar- 
den of Song," Donovan and Lee, Harry and 
Anna Seynour, Frank Morell, Carlos Caesaro. 

COLONIAL— Vaudevlllo and pictures. 

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VICTORIA.— Vaudeville and pictures. 

PALACE.— Vaudeville and pictures. 

ADELPHI.— "Kitty McKay." 

LYRIC —Ralph Hers In "Find the Woman." 

WALNUT.— Ingersoll Stock. "The End of 
the Bridge." 

WOOD8IDE PARK.— Roy ster- Dudley Opera 
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sets. Tcry pleasing; Geo. TjJhUai slso 
pleases; Bellclalre Bros., recslvaeT With favor; 
Elizabeth Cutty, very well liken; Shaw and 
Lee, cordially received. 

NEW PRINCESS.-Bpllt week. . 1st half, 
Lady Alice's Pets, Burns Brown and Burns, 
Hager and Goodwin, Duniey and Merrill, pic- 



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E. C B. in the Cleveland 
"Newt," says : 

*it is quite the best musical comedy 
seen here this season is Joseph Sant- 
ley's 'All Over Town' at the Colonial 
this week. With a cast carelessly gay, 
and tinctured with spontaneity, tuneful 
melodies, and dancing presentable to 
the most fastidious. Santley's produc- 
tion easily takes rank over the Follies, 
and probably over the The Passing 
Show. Mr. Santley is himself. He 
trips and sings even more pleasingly 
than in 'When Dreams Come True'." 



What the Papers Are Saying About 

Joseph 




Charles Henderson in the 
Cleveland Tlain Dealer 9 says: 

"You are bound to find something 
in 'All Over Town* that will make you 
glad you went to see it. May be it will 
be Joseph Santley that will appeal to 
you, or perhaps Roy Atwell in comedy 
such as only he seems able to put over, 
or Walter Jones. If it's music then 
anyone of the half dozen stars, and 
Silvio Hein make it worth while." . . . 
"Mr. Santley, himself again demon- 
strated that he is a favorite among 
musical comedy stars. His singing and 
dancing last night was of the sort 
that has created for him a big fol- 
lowing." 



The Pittsburgh "Leader" 
says: 

"One of the best musical revues ever 
seen in Pittsburgh, if not the best, is 
being produced at the Alvin Theatre 
this week. 'All Over Town' is the title, 
and it serves as a stellar vehicle for 
Joseph Santley. It is a new play on its 
way to Chicago for a summer run at 
the Garrick Theatre. 

"From the enthusiasm displayed by 
the Alvin patrons, it is a modest proph- 
ecy that its Chicago run should last 
until the snow flies. The youthful star, 
Joseph Santley, has furnished the book 

of the play, and there are few young 
men on the American stage today who 
can rival Santley in anything he un- 
dertakes." 



and his new musical revue 

"ALL OVER TOWN" 

Book by Lyrics by Music by 

JOSEPH SANTLEY HARRY B. SMITH SILVIO HEIN 



Gardner Mack in the Wash- 
ington "Timet," says: 

"Joseph Santley, as the youthful 
hero, surprised even his friends with a 
bit of real character acting ability he 
displayed for a few minutes as an old 
man. His dancing was of the kind 
which makes it apparent why latter 
day musical comedies invariably con- 
tain parts that recall Santley to mind 
whenever they are seen." 



Bell in the Cleveland 
"Leader/ 9 says: 

" 'All Over Town* gayest revue ever 

presented. Briefly defining it, I would 

venture to call it a Winter Garden 

Show, plus Joseph Santley. It has all 

the ginger and dash and swirl of the 

former, and it has one of the cleverest 
juvenile comedians on the musical 
stage at the present time." 



The Detroit "Free Press" 
says: 

"A syncopated, whirligig, gay, gor- 
geous and giddy version of the Faust 
legend, a version filled with charming 
agile girls, and light and delicate airs, 
a. version tinged gratefully with humor, 
and spiced with a touch of tender ro- 
mance, that's 'All Over Town,' the new 
musical revue by Joseph Santley and 
Silvio Hein, with lyrics contributed by 
Harry B. Smith, which made its way 
into almost instant favor at the Gar- 
rick Theatre last evening. 

"The presentation requires two acts 
and 10 scenes, and a large and capable 
company. At the head naturally stands 
Mr. Santley, who as 'Reggie' dances, 
sings and makes love enthusiastically 
and skilfully for the space of three 
hours. Mr. Santley sings better than 
formerly, and his thorough accepta- 
bility in the role of a light opera hero 
is not to be questioned. From the top 
of his marceled hair to the bottom of 
his well-pumped feet, he catches the 
popular fancy. 



THE 




SISTERS 



This Week (May 17) Brighton Theatre, Coney Island, N, Y, 



IN AN 

Original Aerial 
Novelty Surprise 

Direction, LOUIS SPIELMAN 



tures. 2d half. Pour Valdares, Housley and 
Nicholas, Ethel and Arnold Grazer, Jarris 
and Harrison, pictures. 

8HUBERT.— The Ernest Fisher Players 
Stock Co., with Irene Summerly and Prank 
Thomas, opened a summer run with "Truth" 
as the bill with "Get Rich Quick Walllngford" 
underlined for the next week. The opening 
bill waa well received by a fair house. 

STAR.— The Star continuea to big business. 
This week "The Pace Makers" are the enter- 
tainers, and the cordial reception they re- 
ceived was evidence of the Lit they made. 

TORONTO. 

BY HARTLEY. 
SHEA'S (J. Shea, mgr.).— Cyril Maude, 
England's foremost character actor, com- 
menced a two week's engagement in 
"Grumpy," and a capacity audience was pres- 
ent at the opening and gave this celebrated 
artist a splendid reception. Judging by the 



advance sale the fortnight's atay will be a 
most successful one. 

ROYAL ALEXANDRA (L. Solomon, mgr.). 
—By request, Percy Haswell presented "The 
Two Orphans," and the revival met with much 
favor. 

GRAND (A. J. Small, mgr.).— The Phillip 
Shaw Co. were seen to advantage In "The 
Ghost Breaker." 

LOEWS YONGB STREET (J. Bernstein, 
mgr.; agent, Loew). — "Ye Olde Tyme Hal- 
lowe'en," a hit; Henry B. Toomer and Co., 
In "Sidelights,' scored ; Roy and Arthur, 
funny ; John La Vler, novel ; Hartley and 
Pecan, entertaining ; Madle De Long, encored ; 
Fiddler and Shelton, good ; Delephone, clever. 

SHEA'S HIPPODROME (A. C. McArdle, 
mgr. -agent, U. B. O.).— "The Butterfly and 
the Rose," novel and pleasing; Leroy and 
Lane, sensational ; Norcross and Wilton, high- 
ly entertaining ; The Wayne and Warren Girls, 
clever ; Mosconi Bros., good ; Capt Treat's 



Seals, a novelty ; Tresscott, entertaining. 

STRAND (Leon Schlesinger, mgr.).— First 
run pictures and music. 

SCARBORO BEACH (F. L. Hubbard, mgr.). 
— Opened for the season 15 to large patronage. 
The opening bill consisted of Foster, Lamont 
and Foster, The Seven Romas, Band of 100th 
Regiment and open air movies. 



WASHINGTON, D. C. 

BY W. H. SMITH. 

KEITH'S (Roland S. Robbins, mgr.).— 
Nora Bayes received the same hearty wel- 
come as In her two previous appearances here 
this season. Dooley and Rugel, enjoyed ; 
Kramer and Morton, funny and original black- 
face ; "Six Water LUUes," spectacular acqua- 
tlc performance ; Leo Beers, good ; John P. 
Wade and Co. In a Southern playlet ; Okuras, 
Jap act balancing; Meehan's trained dogs. 

COSMOS (A. Julian Brylawskl, mgr.).— 



"Haberdashery Girls," laughable comedy with 
music ; Ezra Kendall, Jr., and partner, unique 
comedy ; Dena Cooper and Co. present a 
striking number in "Hari Karl"; Hamilton 
Park, scored In a high class singing single 
act; the Dancing Stares In songs and dances 
present their "Staircase Waltz" In excellent 
fashion ; GafTney and Dale, songs and instru- 
mental comedy act. 

NATIONAL (Wm. H. Rapley, mgr.).— 
Aborns, in "The Man Who Owns Broadway." 
Next week. "Mikado." 

COLUMBIA (Fred G. Berger, mgr.).— 
Columbia Musical Stock ; excellent presenta- 
tion of "The Firefly" ; good business. Next 
week, "The Girl of My Dreams." 

POLI'8 (Louis J. Fosse, mgr.).— Dramatic 
Stock, In "Green Stockings." enjoyed. Next 
week, "Polly of the Circus." 



Belasco, Casino, Oayety closed for season. 



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ERNEST R. BALL 

This week (May If) 

Shea's Buffalo 

Direction Jeaee Jacobs. 



Cantor Eddie & Lee Variety N Y 

Carr Nat 10 Wellington Sq London Eng 

Clark & Bergman Shea' Buffalo 

Collins Milt 133 W 113th St N Y C 

Colvin William Burbank Lot Angeles 

Conlin Ray Variety N Y 

Conroy A Lemaire Variety N Y 

Cook Joe Variety N Y 

Crane Mr & Mrs Douglas Orpheum Circuit 

Cross A Josephine 902 Palace Bldg NYC 

Curtis Julia Orpheum Oakland 



Demarest A Collette Variety N Y 

Do Dio Clrcua care Tausig 104 E 14th St N Y 

Devtne A Williams Variety N Y 

Donahue & Stewart Keith's Washington 

Doyle & Dixon Keith's Boston 

Duprea Frsd Variety London 

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Eis & French Ramoma Pk Grand Rapids 
Elinors Kate A Williams Sam Northport, L I 
Elisabeth Mary Variety N Y 
Emmett Mr A Mrs Hugh Variety London 
Evans Chas E Co Orpheum Oakland 

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Faber Girls Empress Grand Rapids 
Fern Harry 1300 W Ontario st Philadelphia 



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We hereby notify you that our act and dialogue, "THE DOOR- 
MAT SALESMAN" or "AUTOMATIC DOORMATS" U COPY- 
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Canada and Great Britain, and that all infringements will be rigidly 
prosecuted. This is also warning to BERT ROSS. 



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Dingle- Corcoran 

Direction, ROSE & CURTIS. 



HAZEL FOLDS 

Of the FOLLIS SISTERS 

Now Playing Doademona 

With McINTYRE AND HEATH, la 

"THE HAM TREE" 

Fiddler A Shelton 28 W 131 st St N Y C 
Floringy Renee Majestic Milwaukee 

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JACK E. GARDNER 

In "CURSE YOU, JACK DALTON" 
Direction, HARRY WEBER 

Gordon ft Elgin Variety N Y 

Gray Trio Variety N Y 

Grecs Karl 3 Martahilf Str Bingen-Rhein Germ 

Guerite Laura Variety London 

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Hart Marie A Billy Variety N Y 
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Holman Harry Co Variety N Y 
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Ideal Orpheum Oakland 
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In Vaudeville 
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Direction, JEN IE JACOBS. 
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Clalrmont Joe 
Clarke Hasel 
Claron Enna 
Classy Trio 
Clear Chas M 
Cleveland Mattie 
Clucas Carroll 
Coleman Dan 
Courtney Alice 
Crandall harry J 
Crane Cycling 
Crane Mr D 
Crouch Clayton . 
Crowford Anna 
Crowley James T 

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Dal ton Dorothy 
Davis Leslie 
IWnham Cecil 
De Haven Carter 
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Derle Helen 
Dial Eugene 
Diamond Beatrice 
DUaney Eddie 
Dooley Mr J R 
Dooley William J 
Dorr A M 
Dorsch Al 
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Edwards Jeaa 
English Addle L 
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Fern Alma 
Francis Mlllerd 
Frank Will J 
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Gooy Marie 
Blanche Gordon 
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Owynne Lylllaa 

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Hal A Frances 
Mall Mayre 
Hammer Benlah 
Handers Tommy 
Harris Val 
Harty Bob 
Has* Chuck 
Healer Mr W T 
Hendrlz A Padulnx 
Hibbard Fred 
Holt Ada 
Holt Harry 
Hope Mabel 
Hosklns Lesette 
Howard Mian 
Howe Walter 8 
Hughes Madge 



Irwin May 
Ireland Chauncey 



Jackson Oeo 
Jackson Leo A Mae 
Johnson Billy 
Jordon Felicia 
Jules and Frances 



Kaufman Walter 
Kay Mandle 
Kemble Mr 
Kennedy A Burt 
Kessell Hasel 
Keystone Troupe 
Kendrlck Mr B 
Kramer Emma 
Klnvston Marjorle 
Kosch Harry O 

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Lake James 



Lake Wm A Co 
Lamont Carrie 
Langdon Joe 
Lawrence 
Lawrsen Benny 
Lee Bula 
Lemley O W 
Leon Louise 
Lewis Sidney 
Llcher James 
Lo-Ve A Wilbur 
Lovell A Lovell 
Lucca Luclanna 



Mack Connie Miss 
Marcus Myer (P) 
Margo Harry 
Marlon Babel 
Marts Panl 
Mc Arthur Mrs H A 
McKenna Tom 
Melburn Burt 
Menann Edith 
MerofT Lube 
Meslln Mr H C 
Miller Edward ' 
Miller Irene 
Miller Thomas H 
Miliar A Cleveland 
Mlfhell Bessie 
Mltchel Tsabelle 
Moore Oeo (P) 
Mnntnrue Miss M 
Murnhv Fr«nr|s 
Murphy J T 
Myers- Msude 

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Neater William A 
Nolan Louisa 



O'Hearn Olsdys 



Onge Mr 8t 
Orletta May 
btt Matt 
Ott Phil 
Overholt Tommy 



Pake's Toots 
Payton Cone 
Peuser Chas 
Porte Blanoa 
Potter Mr C B 
Prior Ernest 
Probst F 8 

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Qudd Joe H 
Quirk Blille 

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Rawls A Van Kaufman 
Rice Frankie 
Rhodes Frank 
Rhodes Ralnn 
Romance The 
Roy Joseph B 
Ryno Jack 



Balambo Ollle 
Ralblne Lolla 
Salter Howard 
Rchadn Claire (P) 
Srhaeffer Clinton H 
Reymore Bessie 
Seymour Lillian 
Shayne Al 
Rheedy Helen 
flhelton Delia 
Rhrodea Chas 
Stivers Mr H 
Singer Leo B 
Blevln James 
Smith Edward M 



Smith Percy 
Stabley Caas 
Stark Leo 
Stelt Frank 
Stewart Deal 
Stone Melville 
Stover Burt W 



Tallman Harry 
Tate Harry 
Taylor Frank 
Tendehoo Chelf 
Terry Mabel L 
Thomas Mr J J 
Tralnor Val 
trite Charles 

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Urma Hetty 

Vadette Villa 
Vardaman 
Vechlnl Anna 

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Waldon Cecil 
Wallace Mrs 
Ward Fred 
Ward Oeo H 
Wells Billy K 
Wells Edwsrd 
Welsh Harry 
West Helen 
Whittle Mr W B 
Williams Gertrude 
Wllmot Estelle 
Wilson Mr J 
Wilson Lette 
Wilson A W«>st 
Wolfe Mr 
Morln Bessie 
Wright Olive 
Wright Ruth 



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IN HIS ORIGINAL, DARING, SENSATIONAL CLOUD SWING 

Has Fulfilled Expectations on All Occasions 

NEXT WEEK (May 24) HENDERSON'S, CONEY ISLAND, N. Y., Thanks to U. B. O. 



Direction, PETE MACK 



34 



VARIITY 





Tanguay is the Headline 
attraction among all head- 
liners for drawing power. — 
Sime. 

The Palace was packed as 
it never was before. — Zit. 

The biggest crowd of the 
season gathered at the Palace 
yesterday afternoon to see 
Eva Tanguay. — New York 
Sun. 

The faithful patrons of the 
theatre appeared in such 
numbers yesterday after- 
noon that they filled it to 
overflowing. It looked like 
the Saturday of Christmas 

week. — New York Times. 



Retained SECOND 

WEEK at PALACE 

Theatre. New York 



% 

Eva Tanguay attracted 
the largest audience 
Monday night the 
Palace has known 
since the theatre was 
built. 



Perhaps it was Miss Tan- 
guay who was responsible for 
the throngs at the perform- 
ance. — New York Herald. 

A record audience attended 
the Palace theatre yesterday 
and were well rewarded for 
their valiant struggle to the 
box office. — New York Amer- 
ican. 

Eva Tanguay returned to 
the Palace before an audience 
that filled every seat and all 
the available standing room 
and proceeded to register her 
usual big hit. — New York 
Press. 

Eva Tanguay's popularity 
is second to no one's now ap- 
pearing before the public. As 
a result yesterday's audience, 
both afternoon and evening, 
were full to overflowing. — 
New York Tribune. 






Next week Eva Tanguay will wear her dress made of 
money and distribute new Lincoln pennies through 
the audience. 

Next week Eva Tanguay will wear her coral gown, 
made at a cost of two thousand dollars and weighing 
sixty-five pounds. 



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REFINED MUSICAL ARTISTS 

Playing la the Middle West 



Buster 
Santos 

Jacque 
Hays 

The Girls with the 
Funny Figure 

Direction 
SIMONS AGENCY 





NILA DEVI 

• Three .olid month.. NEW YORK ROOF 
Address ere VARIETY. New Yerfc 



ALFREDO 

RICKARDS TOUR-AUSTRALIA 



J HER¥EY^W0HLF0RDH.i..e 

Featuring their own ORIGINAL DANCE CREATION, "THE FLIRTATION PROMENADE" 

At JARD1N DE DANSE 

Direction, WM. MORRIS. 



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SMITH and FARMER 



Direction JULE DELMAR 






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CLARE 

GUY RAWSON 

in 

"Yesterday." 

A Delightful Story of Youth 

A DISTINCT NOVELTY 

Can consistently At any 
program. 

Direction 
CHRIS O. BROWN 




4 MARX BROS. « CO. 

IN "HOME AGAIN" 

The most eeneationai success ef the a amass) 
DL-ection HARRY WEBER. Address VARIETY. New York 



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The World's Greatest 
Boomerang Throwers 

A SENSATIONAL NOVELTY 

VAN and BELLE 

BOOKED SOLID 

Direction, SIMON AGENCY 



Billie SHAW and SEABURY William 

The Couple that Rewired the Cake- Walk— and challenge* 



KUY KENDALL 

CHAMPION AMERICAN BOY DANCER 

Just Finished U Weeks' Engagement New York Reel 
Address HOTEL McALPIN, NEW YORK 



Nan Halperin 



Direction, M. S. BENTHAM 



CARUSO IN VAUDEVILLE 

With his Wonderful Burlesque Chorus. 
Supported by e company el good talkers end cry babies 

MADAM TUTTLE'S ='■ PARROTS 

Direction, U. B. O. 



JULES 



MLLE. 



T A ^ * ^ ^ ^ * _^^^. NEW FOR BROADWAY 

LA BARBE and DON AIRE „, .■=— i. * 

WORLD FAMOUS APACHE DANCERS LIU1S. DOrDllilUpl 

THE MYSTERIOUS MASQUERADER WAsi& MADE IN THE U. S. A." By HERMANN and SHIRLEY 

Now Playing RETURN ENGAGEMENTS over FULLER-BRENNAN CIRCUIT, Australia 



WILLIE SOLAR 



Direction 



HARRY FITZGERALD 

Palace Theatre Building, New York 



ED. E. PIDGEON Personally Presents 

ERNEST EVANS' 



Society Circus and Ballroom Ballet 

Fourth Week Sensational Success, 

HOTEL SHELBURNE, BRIGHTON BEACH. 



VARIETY 






"Nothing short of a terpsichorean sensation. Mr. East's initial appearance in New 
York; registered almost as emphatically as a 42-centimeter shell." 

NELLIE REVELL IN THE MORNING TELEGRAPH 



VAUDEVILLE'S MOST ELABORATE 
TERPSICHOREAN PRODUCTION 


























AIM 

The European Dancing Marvel, Assisted by an 

Organization of Artists, in 

NEW, ORIGINAL, CYCLONIC 
DANCE CREATIONS" 

Gorgeous Costumes — Elaborate Setting — Own Orchestra 

T. L. O'DONNELL, Manager Direction, H. B. MARINELLI, Ltd. 

This Week (May 15), Forsythe Theatre, Atlanta, Ga. 

BOOKED BY THE UNITED BOOKING OFFICES AFTER THE FIRST SHOWING 






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BOSTON'S BIGGEST THEATRE 

WILL PLAY POP VAUDEVILLE 



Boston Theatre, Capacity 4,000, Opening Next Season With 
Pop Vaudeville, After $200,000 Will Have Been Spent 
by A. Paul Keith in Alterations and Improve- 
ments — Keith May Locate Elsewhere 
in New England. 



Boston, May 26. 

The Boston theatre, with a seating 
capacity of 4,000, and under the con- 
trol of A. Paul ' Keith, will play pop 
vaudeville commencing with the open- 
ing of next season. Before that time 
arrives Mr. Keith will have expended 
$200,000, it is said, in altering and im- 
proving the property. 

The Boston is Boston's largest 
house, located one and one-half blocks 
from the Olympia, a pop vaudeville 
theatre operated by the Gordon 
Brothers. The Boston will directly 
oppose the Olympia, if stories around 
of Mr. Keith's intentions are correct. 
They also say the pop vaudeville pol- 
icy of the Boston theatre will have 
an admission scale starting at five cents 
in the top gallery (four floors to the 
house) and having as its largest price 
25 cents, at night, with a 5-15 scale for 
afternoons. 

In line with this report is it said Mr. 
Keith if negotiating with the Mark 
Brothers, who are building a large the- 
atre at Lynn, Mass., another point 
where the Gordons are playing vaude- 
ville. 

The National, Boston, also a Keith 
theatre of large capacity, will likewise 
start the season in the fall with pop 
vaudeville. 

The Boston theatre has played the 
best of legitimate attractions during its 
career, and for the past two seasons 
held the legit shows at a $1 scale. The 
late B. F. Keith purchased the prop- 
erty, which was under lease to Klaw 
& Erlanger for a long period. 



CONSIDINE RETURNS WEST/ 

John W. Considine left New York 
Wednesday afternoon, bound for Lex- 
ington, from which point he wilt pro- 



ceed to Chicago, then travel west over 
the Sullivan-Considine Circuit, which 
is again under Considine's direction. 

As far as could be learned, no defi- 
nite policy had been decided upon as a 
permanency for the S.-C. theatres by 
Considine before leaving. Some of the 
houses will continue with vaudeville 
over the summer, at least, with the 
shows booked through the Loew Cir- 
cuit gradually working off, to be re- 
placed by bills routed out of Chicago 
by Fred Lincoln, who is understood to 
have practically agreed to resume his 
former connection with the S.-C. chain 
as general manager. 

In the summer booking of the thea- 
tres, Mr. Lincoln, it is said, will have 
the assistance of Chris O. Brown from 
the New York end. In case Considine 
should conclude to continue the" vau- 
deville policy into and over next sea- 
son, he will re-establish a booking of- 
fice. Mr. Lincoln is at present con- 
nected with the Amalgamated Booking 
Agency of Chicago, which is supplying 
several middle western vaudeville thea- 
tres with programs. Mr. Brown is 
booking for the Rickards Circuit in 
Australia. He will probably place sev- 
eral of the turns engaged by him for it 
to play the S.-C. houses in the west 
before sailing. Louis Stone and Clem- 
ens and Dean appear at the Empress 
(S.-C), San Francisco, next week, 
booked by Brown. The two acts sail 
June 8 for Sydney. 

The next house to close on the S.-C. 
circuit will be the Orpheum, Ogden, 
Utah, ending its season June 12. It 
has been a booking stand only. 

Lincoln returned to Chicago yester- 
day. He had been in New York a 
week, conferring with Considine, as did 
Brown. 



REESE IN AGAIN. 

San Francisco, May 26. 
W. P. Reese has resumed his posi- 
tion at the Empress, as the Sullivan- 
Considine local representative and 
booking agent, which capacity he filled 
prior to Marcus Loew taking over the 
circuit. It has been predicted that 
there will be many changes in the 
house staff. 

,. Los Angeles, May 26. 
The local Empress (Loew's) has re- 
verted to Sullivan-Considine. Deane 
Worley, former manager, has taken 
charge, and Fred Follctt, manager for 
Loew, has returned east 



PROSPECT REMAINS OPEN. 

Keith's Prospect, Brooklyn, like 
Keith's Bushwick, in the same Bor- 
ough, will remain open indefinitely this 
summer. No closing date has been 
set for either house. 

Another Keith theatre to have a 
longer season than anticipated is the 
Washington house. It may not close 
until the first week in July. 

The Keith theatres at Philadelphia 
and Boston will remain open over the 
hot months, as usual, playing their 
standard grade of high class programs. 



FOGARTY'S GOOD YEAR. 

Since the election of Frank Fogarty 
as Big Chief of the White Rats, that 
organization has paid off over $21,000 
in outstanding debts and reports at 
present that every department in both 
the organization and club house is 
now on a paying basis. 

Fogarty has been in office since July 
31, 1914. He will issue an itemized 
statement of conditions when his first 
year has expired. 



WAYBURN'S REHEARSAL SET. 

The rehearsal date for the revue 
Ned Wayburn is preparing to put out 
under the title of "Town Topics" has 
been set for June 21, with the expecta- 
tion the show will first be -publicly seen 
July 26. 

Several engagements for the produc- 
tion have been reported made by Way- 
burn, who is also rumored to be once 
again close to closing an important 
transaction that involves the securing 
by him of a very large theatre in New 
York. 



BARKER $20,000 WINNER. 

Granville Barker is just about $20,- 
000 winner on his first American sea- 
son. This is exclusive of the outdoor 
performance of Greek plays which he 
is giving at present. The profit rep- 
resents the season at Wallack's which 
ran about 14 weeks. 

The Greek performances, the first of 
which takes place tomorrow at the 
Stadium of the College of the City of 
New York, have found a great demand. 
The gigantic open-air theatre has a 
seating capacity of about 6,800, but this 
was insufficient to accommodate those 
who wished to witness the plays and 
600 extra seats have been placed tem- 
porarily in the arena. 

After the performances here the 
company will appear in Philadelphia 
for Pennsylvania University and liter 
at Princeton. After this they will re- 
turn to Boston for a return engage- 
ment at the Harvard Stadium. 



48TH STREET MUSICAL. 

A new policy has been decided upon 
for the 48th Street theatre hereafter 
by William A. Brady. It Is set that 
only musical comedies will be per- 
formed at this house with provision for 
light opera. The present engagement 
there of the DeWolf Hopper Co. ends 
for the summer June 12, with Hopper 
reopening at the 48th Street early in 
August in a revival of "Wang." A 
number of Gilbert & Sullivan's pieces 
that have not been revived for some 
time will be produced, among them 
being "The Gondoliers," "El Capitan" 
and others. 

After Hopper's stay is finished next 
fall comedy stars will follow there in 
big musical production. 



K. & E.'s $1.00 SHOWS. 

Steps were taken this week by Klaw 
& Erlanger to formulate an organiza- 
tion plan for next season whereby 
some of their shows heretofore play- 
ing the road time at $2 top will go on 
the one nighters next season at a dol- 
lar the highest admission. 

K. & E. have a large number of 
musical shows available for this pur- 
pose and a number of well known road 
managers were called into consultation 
regarding the proposed dollar com- 
panies this week. 



CABLES 



WHITE RATS' BIG SCAMPER 

WILL TAKE IN THE COAST 



All Star Bill Opens June 8 at Auditorium, Chicago— Carrying 
Female Stellar Lights for First Time on This Kind of Tour 
— 17 One-Night Stands on Route — Three-Day Vaca- 
tion at Exposition Upon Conclusion — $2 Admission 
Scale — Private Train There and Back. 



Arrangements for the forthcoming 

tour of the White Rats' Scamper have 

been practically completed with 17 one- 
night stands laid out that will carry 
the aggregation from New York to 
the coast, the opening date being 
scheduled for Chicago, at the Audito- 
rium, June 8. From there the troupe 
will journey straight across the coun- 
try, playing the Cort theatres in the 
middle west and west, closing at Oak- 
land June 26. Three days will be speni 
at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, the 
White Rats having arranged a program 
of entertainment at the Expo for those 
who participate in the Scamper, with 
all expenses borne by the organization. 

A noteworthy feature of this scamper 
is the presence of a number of female 
professional celebrities, the first event 
conducted by a theatrical club which 
has failed to carry an all-stag cast. 
Furthermore, this is the firs* event of 
its kind to ever penetrate into the far 
west. The show proper will be hand- 
led by Ed. McDowell, while Jake 
Rosenthal will attend to the advance 
work. The admission prices will run 
as high as $2. 

The cast now listed includes Grace 
LaRue, Nora Bayes, Dorothy Jardon, 
Clara Morton and Co., Olive Briscoe, 
Dooley and Rugel, Ed Lee Wrothe, 
Frank Pogarty, George Botsford, John 
and Emma Ray, Moran and Wise, Mel- 
ville and Higgins, Wellington Cross, 
Delmore and Lee, while word is now 
awaited from Walter Kelly, Andrew 
Mack and Arnold Daly and Co., who 
will also probably take part. 

The revue will be written by Ed 
Lee Wrothe, and the specialties of 
every one included in the cast will be 
shown during the action of both sec- 
tions. 

The route out of Chicago allows one 
day each to Davenport, Kansas City, 
Omaha, Denver, Colorado Springs, 
Cheyenne, Salt Lake (following day, 
travelling), Reno, Sacramento, San 
Francisco (Cort theatre), Fresno, Los 
Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San 
Jose and Oakland, followed by the 
three-day vacation at the Exposition. 

Rosenthal will leave New York at 
the end of the current week to handle 
the advance publicity. A special train 
will carry the company throughout the 
route, made up of compartment Pull- 
man cars. The same train will return 
the company to this city, while it is 
possible their departure from New 
York will be marked with a parade and 
a band. 

The affai. is being handled for the 
joint benefits of the White Rats* Char- 
ity Fund ami the Actors' Fund. Dan- 
iel Frohman, president of the Actors' 
Fund, has given the committee in 



charge valuable assistance in the pre- 
liminary arrangements, and the Scam- 
per will have the support of the Actors' 
Fund, an important feature in itself. 

Martin Beck and E. P. Albee have 
likewise contributed their moral sup- 
port and promised whatever assistance 
they possibly can furnish in making the 
affair a financial and artistic success. 



JOHNSON'S SONG AND DANCE. 

London, May 26. 

Jack Johnson is here, coming se- 
cretly from Madrid. The ex-champion 
contemplates a song and dance turn 
in the halls. 

An unauthorized film of the Willard- 
Johnson fight, offered around by Park- 
er Read and Doc Willetts. has been 
refused by dealers. 

Eddie Weil is here from New York 
to negotiate the placing of the original 
fight pictures. Mr. Weil represents 
the L. Lawrence Weber-H. H. Frazee 
combination in control of the genuine 
film. 



TREE'S "MARIE ODILE." 

London, May 26. 
Sir Herbert Tree will shortly pro- 
duce "Marie Odile" at His Majesty's 
theatre, but under another title for the 
play, which was presented in New 
York this winter (with Frances Starr) 
by David Belasco. 



NORWORTH'S NEW ACT. 

London, May 26. 
Next Monday, at Glasgow, Jack 
Norworth will open in a musical skit, 
assisted by Gertrude Lang, who enters 
the halls from the "Rosy Rapture" 
revue. 



TIm promt crisis has affsctsd most svsry- 

bodr> busiBsssJ but sot Howard Bros.' Wo ars 

CTILL ONTOP. BUSINESS AS USUAL. 




MR. M. S. BENTHAM, M t r. 

The Hit of Two Continents. 

HOWARD BROS. AND K ITT IE ROSS WILL 

PLAY AMERICA 1115-11 AND RETURN TO 

EUROPE ltlS AND »17, WHERE THEY ARE 

BOOKED SOLID FOR S3 WEEKS, 



WRESTLERS DRAWING. 

The wrestling tournament at the 
Manhattan Opera House drew $7,600 in 
four evenings last week. The tourna- 
ment opened Wednesday night to $1,- 
500, did $1,700 Thursday, $1,800 Fri- 
day and $2,600 Saturday, at a $2 scale. 

Indefinite is the time limit for the 
tournament. There are 56 contestants, 
representing all countries. The pre- 
liminaries must be gone through to 
weed out for the championship of the 
world contest, which will close the 
tournament 

S. Rachman and Andrea* Dippel are 
the principal promoters of the wrest- 
ling contest. Mr. Rachman is a Ger- 
man, who came over here last year 
with Sylvester Schaffer. He is well 
known in theatricals abroad. Mr. Dip- 
pel heretofore has been mostly con- 
nected with operatic ventures. They 
have decided, according to report, to 
make the wrestling tournament an an- 
nual feature. 

The Manhattan Opera House man- 
agement (Comstock & Gest) is play- 
ing a sliding scale with the wrestling 
promoters. It's 50-50 up to $5,000 on 
the week, 60-40 up to $10,000, 70-30 up 
to $20,000, and 80-20 over $20,000. 



"CHAPLIN" INCREASES BUSINESS. 

Chicago, May 26. 
The Charlie Chaplin imitation by 
Billy West and two assistants in the 
Jones, Linick & Schaeffer houses has 
helped increase the business at Mc- 
Vicker's, where the imitator appeared 
last week (billed as "Who Is He?"). 
The receipts are said to have reached 
a total of $9,000 on the week, as against 
the usual average of $6,000 for that 
house. 



CLAPTRAP FAILURE. 

London, May 26. 

"The Day Before the Day," by C. B. 
Fernald, and produced by Sir George 
Alexander at the St. James' May 19, 
is melodramatic claptrap of the mili- 
tary sort The piece is a failure. 

Lyn Harding heads the cast. 



TWO LONDON SHOWS. 

London, May 26. 
On May 29. at the Prince of Wales', 
"The LauRhter of Fools" will be first 
shown. 

June 1, at the New theatre, Martin 
Harvey will put on "Armageddon." 



OABT-PILCBR TERMS. 

London, May 26. 
The terms Gaby Deslys and Harry 
Pilcer are engaged for the Alhambra 
revue opening next Monday are said 
to be from $1,000 to $1,250 weekly, with 
a percentage of the receipts for Gaby, 
and $350 a week for Pilcer. 



American-English Agency Connection. 
George Foster, the London agent, 
and Rose & Curtis, New York agents, 
have agreed to mutually represent each 
other on their respective sides of the 
ocean. 



Playing Revue and HalL 

London, May 26. 
Manny and Roberts have been en- 
gaged for the Alhambra revue, also 
appearing at the Pavilion, 



FOREIGN AGENT SUES. 

A suit for commission, involving 
$610, is about to be commenced against 
Harry Rapf by Charles Bornhaupt, 
through the foreign agent's attorney, 
Gerald B. Rosenheim. 

Mr. Bornhaupt is seeking to make a 
test case and establish a precedent in 
the playing of American turns on the 
other side, through this action. Rapf 
placed "The Haberdashery," a vaude- 
ville act, with Bornhaupt to book 
abroad. The agent secured U weeks 
for it, opening at Birmingham, Eng- 
land, April 12, last, for $$$0 weekly. 
After the contracts had been received 
in New York by Bornhaupt, he was 
notified Rapf had concluded to cancel 
the time. Bornhaupt is suing for the 
full amount of the commission. 

Other American acts who have nego- 
tiated through foreign agents and af- 
terward announced they preferred to 
do business abroad through their own 
agent in New York may also be asked 
to contribute to the foreign booking 
men's bank accounts. It is claimed by 
the foreign agents American acts ne- 
gotiate with them, and after they have 
secured the time on the other side, the 
acts here, upon receipt of the contracts, 
send them to their own agents, who im- 
mediately attempt to complete the 
booking direct. The usual result is 
that the act does not play under the 
contracts obtained through the foreign 
agent, who has been losing his com- 
missions as well as preliminary ex- 
penses in this manner of doing busi- 
ness. Bornhaupt says he has two or 
three cases of this kind at the present 
time. In London Born!iaupt is repre- 
sented by Will Collins & Co 



Lusitania Benefit at Pavilion. 

London, May 26. 
On the afternoon of June 3 a big ben- 
efit will be given at the Pav ?1 ion for 
the benefit of the Lusitania suFerers. 

The performance will consist of all 
American turns. 



Playing Show Twice Nightly. 

London. May 26. 
Seymour Hicks is still considering 
putting out "Wild Thyme" at the con- 
clusion of the provincial tour of 
"Broadway Jones." He intends play- 
ing it twice nightly. The piece was re- 
cently shown at a matinee performance 
for which Hicks spent $1.35 for adver- 
tising and the receipts amounted to <45 



JULE DELMAR LEAVING LOEW. 

The connection ot Jule Delmar with 
the booking branch of the Loew Cir- 
cuit will soon be at an end. There 
after Mr. Delmar will devote all of his 
time to engagements for the Shuberts' 
attractions. 

He is under contract to t'.e Shuberts 
and was virtually "loaned" by them to 
Loew, where he has acted as first aid to 
Jos. M. Schenck in persuading big-time 
turns and new material to play th* 
Loew Circuit houses. 



Ken Finley will be succeeded as gen- 
eral manager for Mark Brock in 
Ottawa. Canada, by someone from the 
circuit's Buffalo office. Mr. Finley is 
promoting a picture proposition in the 
Canadian capito). 



VAUDEVILLE 



U. B. O.'S PHOTO PROVISION 
IN NEXT SEASON'S CONTRACTS 



Contracting Obligation Calls Upon Artist to Furnish Photos in 
Numbers According to Salary, With Penalty for Failure 
to Comply — No Moving Picture Restriction, But 
High Salaried Turns Will Be Duly Ap- 
prised of Lessened Vaudeville Value 
if Featured on Films — Mrs* Les- 
lie Carter as Example. 



It was learned this week that in the 

draft of the contract to be employed 

by the United Booking Offices next 

season, for engagements of artists, a 

provision will be incorporated calling 

upon the artist to deliver a certain 

number of photographs, released from 
copyright restriction, to each theatre 
booked at, in the customary manner, at 
least two weeks before the local ap- 
pearance. 

The number of photographs will be 
graded according to salary contracte4 
for. Acts receiving under $250 will be 
called upon to deliver six perfect photos 
to every U. B. O. theatre they play. 
Between $250 and $500 in salary the 
number will be 12; from $500 to $1,000, 
18; from $1,000 to $2,000, 24; $2,000 to 
$2,500, 30, and over a weekly salary of 
$2,500 the number required for each 
engagement will be 36. 

No copyrighted pictures will be ac- 
cepted unless accompanied by a gen- 
eral release from the holder of the 
copyright, permitting the theatre to 
employ the picture as it may see fit, for 
publicity purposes, including reproduc- 
tion in newspapers. 

The contract will also provide that 
where the act fails to furnish the num- 
ber of photos called for the house man- 
agement not receiving its full quota 
may deduct from the salary of the turn, 
at the rate of $5 per dozen, as a penalty 
for the non-fulfillment. 

It is said that the U. B. O. contract 
next season will contain no reference to 
acts or artists accepting moving pic- 
ture engagements. It is quite emphati- 
cally agreed to by the big time vaude- 
ville managers, however, according to 
reports, that artists of fame, playing 
vaudeville, will have it drawn to their 
attention that if they allow picture con- 
cerns to feature them in film produc- 
tions, the managers will consider that 
such exhibition, outside and inside a 
picture theatre at the picture prices of 
admission, will work to the disadvant- 
age of the artist, as a drawing card, in 
a vaudeville theatre at a higher scale. 

The arguments the vaudeville man- 
agers will advance on this proposition, 
it is said, will be based upon the experi- 
ence of the big time in playing Mrs. 
Leslie Carter as a feature attraction at 
the Palace, New York, the same week 
a feature picture ("The Heart of Mary- 
land") in which she appeared was ex- 
hibited at the New York Hippodrome. 
Two weeks previously Mrs. Carter had 
made her first vaudeville appearance in 
New York at the Colonial, playing to 
the biggest week the Colonial had dur- 



ing the season. When at the Palace, 
with the feature but a few blocks away, 
and the advertising featuring Mrs. 
Carter's name equally with the title, 
the Palace did its poorest gross busi- 
ness since the days when it found dif- 
ficulty in attracting any sort of a pay- 
ing patronage. 

The Carter picture is said to have 
followed Mrs. Carter along her line 
of vaudeville travel, with about the 
same result throughout her trip. At the 
time of the Palace engagement it was 
said the big time managers had called 
Mrs. Carter's attention to the facts re- 
garding her joint vaudeville and pic- 
ture appearance, with the result a de- 
duction of Mrs. Carter's vaudeville 
salary was agreed upon. 



"SUNDAYS" IN RHODE ISLAND. 

Woonsocket, May 26. 

What is claimed to be the first sacred 
concert in Rhode Island under the new 
law recently enacted by the legislature 
was given at the Park theatre, Woon- 
socket, Sunday, May 23. The Park is 
a picture house. 

The performance was given entirely 
by local talent and consisted of solos, 
vocal and instrumental. 

The scale of prices was 10-15-25, and 
the proceeds, less expenses, are sup- 
posed to have gone to charity, one of 
the requirements of the new law. 

The other picture houses and the 
Bijou (vaudeville) are said to be plan- 
ning charity concerts for next Sunday. 

While no pictures, nor anything of a 
vaudeville nature is permissible, fe is no 
doubt the hope of the managers, that 
eventually the rigid restrictions can be 
graduatly overcome so that eventually 
concerts similar to the Massachusetts 
form of Sunday entertainment will be 
possible with a portion of the takings 
donated to charity. 

The Woonsocket experiment will be 
closely watched by all Rhode Island 
showmen and it is orobable similar 
concerts will be attempted in Provi- 
dence, Pawtucket and other points. 



DIVORCED FOR NEGLECT. 
San Francisco, May 26. 

Hazel Van Buren has been granted 
a divorce from Arthur Van Buren on 
the grounds of neglect. 

Mrs. Van Buren was married in Jan- 
uary, 1914, and alleged her husband 
has given her ten dollars since then. 

The Van Burens appeared in vaude- 
ville under the name of Van JJuren and 
Spinetti. 



GARDEN BOOSTS PRICES. 

The Winter Garden's newest produc- 
tion, "The Passing Show of 1915," orig- 
inally scheduled to open last night, was 
postponed until tomorrow night. Be- 
fore the box office sale started, the 
application for first night tickets 
by mail was quite heavy, which im- 
pelled the Shuberts to tax the entire 
orchestra floor for the premiere at $5 
per seat, with the balcony chairs held 
at $2.50 each. 

A considerable number are said to 
have canceled orders for the opening 
performance upon hearing of the In- 
crease. The regulars who always want 
to be at a Winter Garden's first night 
expressed indignation, but probably 
paid the price nevertheless. 

Tuesday the opening of the new pro- 
duction was postponed until Saturday. 
The cause is the "walk-out" by Frances 
Demarest Sunday night at rehearsal. 
Monday the Shuberts and a horde of 
their aides tried unsuccessfully to get 
Miss Demarest to return to the cast 
but the prima donna stood firm in her 
resolve to remain away. 

Sunday night when the members of 
"The Passing Show" moved into the 
Winter Garden after the "Maid in 
America" players had left, Marylynn 
Miller was assigned to the star dress- 
ing room on t;he lower floor, while Miss 
Demarest was sent to dress on one of 
the upper balconies. . The room Miss 
Miller got is the one generally desig- 
nated as the "star" room at the Garden. 
Miss Demarest protested she had nine 
changes to make during the perfor- 
mance and felt she should have had the 
lower floor room. This the manage- 
ment refused to accede to and when 
the cue came for Miss Demarest to 
walk on during the rehearsal she was 
not to be found anywhere about the 
building. 

Monday the managers were willing 
to make all sorts of concessions to the 
prima donna if she would return and 
permit the opening to take place as 
scheduled, but she replied in none too 
gentle terms she was determined to 
stay out of the show. Tuesday Miss 
Demarest listened to persuasion and 
returned. 



CHICAGO AGENTS RETURN. 

C. S. Humphrey and Menlo Moore, 
who arrived here last week in Moore's 
machine, left again for the west 
Wednesday at noon, taking with them 
Harry Weber who will remain in Chi- 
cago for a week in search of available 
material for the East. The other agents 
visiting here at present will remain 
over several weeks, excepting Sam 
Kahl and Coney Holmes, who left 
Thursday by train for Buffalo, where 
they will meet the auto party and pro- 
ceed via boat to Detroit and by auto 
into Chicago. 

Menlo Moore, the Chicago producer, 
arranged for a franchise to book acts 
with the Chicago branch of the United 
Booking Offices and the Western Vau- 
deville Managers' Association, and 
will join the ranks of ten percenters 
upon his return. Up to the present 
time he has handled his own attrac- 
tions exclusively, in addition running 
Jljs several picture theatres in Indiana 



IN ANft OUT. 

Threatened by pneumonia Thurs- 
day last week, Eva Tanguay was or- 
dered to remain at home by her phy- 
sician. The Palace's headline place 
was filled by May Irwin the balance of 
last week, and Monday the Palace pro- 
gram was headlined by the Kitty Gor- 
don Co. and Bessie Clayton Co., called 
in to substitute for Miss Tanguay. 
Clark and Hamilton did not open at 
the Palace, Monday, having been in- 
duced to remain with "Maid in Amer- 
ica," the Winter Garden show leaving 
for the west Sunday. Jack Wilson and 
Franklin Batie were also added to the 
Palace program for the week. 

Miss Tanguay's second week's Pal- 
ace engagement has been re-routed for 
June 7. 

In Grand Rapids, where the Empress 
theatre and Ramono Park are both 
booked from the same agency in New 
York, the Farber Girls Monday were 
switched from the theatre to the park, 
and the Courtney Sisters placed in the 
theatre instead of the park. Evelyn 
Nesbit is the headline at the Empress 
this week. The change in "sister acts" 
is reported to have been brought about 
through her intervention. 

Clark and Bergman in their two-act 
were compelled to cancel Shea's, Buf- 
falo, this week, owing to a sprained leg 
Gladys Gark received in Pittsburgh last 
Saturday. 



BURLESQUE SHOW AS TAB. 

"The Rose & Curtis Revue" is at 

Proctor's, Portchester, N. Y., with 

Henry Dixon and Harry Levan in the 

principal comedy roles. It is said to 
be a condensed version of Henry Dix- 
on's "Review of 1915," a Columbia 
Amusement Co. attraction of the past 
season. Rose & Curtis are reported to 
have acquired the rights and repro- 
duced the show for tabloid purposes. 

If the Proctor engagement proves 
successful, it is said several burlesque 
shows of the past season will take to 
the tab route in vaudeville. 

The Halsey and Fifth Avenue the- 
atres, Brooklyn, playing pop vaudeville , 
through the Family Department 
(Arthur Blondell) of the United Book- 
ing Offices, have decided upon a tab 
policy for the summer. 

It is said that future dates made 
by Rose & Curtis for the playing of 
their tabloid production are on a per- 
centage basis with the theatre. 



BERNSTEIN'S WAR SONG. 

Louis Bernstein, of the Shapiro, 
Bernstein & Co. music publishing 
house, captured the war song of the 
Allies this week. It is called "Is That 
You, O'Reilly?" and has replaced "Tip- 
perary" in the affections of the com- 
bined armies fighting Germany. 

Mr. Bernstein states the English 
representative of his firm sang the 
song to the soldiers in the trenches. 
and that the fighting force of the al- 
lied armies is wild over the number. 

The lyric for America has been par- 
tially rewritten by Ballard Macdonald. 
The dailies over here of late have 
been giving the "O'Reilly" song re- 
peated mention jn their war cables, 



VAUDEVILLE 




CABARETS 



The "set" that figures most prom- 
inently in the cabaret life of Broad- 
way received more or less of a shock 
and a tremendous quantity of very un- 
desirable publicity during the last week 
through the medium of the internal 
strife in the Kelly family, which 
brought mother and daughter (Eu- 
genia) into the police courts. As a 
result all of those who were mentioned 
one way or another by the mother and 
whose names appeared in the news- 
paper accounts have left for parts un- 
known and all efforts to find them by 
newspapers and private detectives 
failed up to Wednesday. The daily 
papers "went after" the Kelly story 
with a certain vim and vigor that was 
exceedingly startling. It was made the 
local story and ran for almost a couple 
of columns a day. The papers took 
more chances with the story than is 
their usual wont, the liable desk per- 
haps figuring that anything said could 
not be far from the mark and if it 
finally came to a showdown they 
would be able to "dig up" enough 
"stuff" on those mentioned to force 
them to discontinue any suits that 
might have been contemplated. Sev- 
eral of the papers openly stated that 
Al Davis and a dancer were living to- 
gether at a hotel in the White Light 
district. The daily papers do not 
usually get "inside stuff" on Tenderloin 
doings at present. A few years ago 
when there were some real fellows "on 
the line" for the Park Row prints a lot 
of that got over. The present blow- 
up and general labeling of the "reg- 
ulars" that one rubs elbows with at 
the dansant and night cabaret will 
cause a lot of out-of-towners to remain 
away from these resorts. As a matter 
of fact they will assume in general 
aspect the same relative positions in 
public opinion as did the Bohemia, 
Cairo, Berlin, Tivoli and Dore when 
they were runing a decade or so ago. 
It is almost a certainty that very few 
husbands who allowed their wives to 
frequent the dansants for the last year 
or so and who were "steppers" them- 
selves occasionally of an evening or so 
during the week, will continue to let 
their better halves continue their 
afternoons of dissipation as heretofore. 
Where the pitfalls and harm were not 
visible to their casual eye heretofore 
the dance cabaret now looms up as a 
bottomless pit that holds all that they 
and theirs should avoid. The inside of 
the Kelly affair has not been printed 
at all. The whole story hinges on the 
tale oft-told — that of "a woman 
scorned." The lady dancer who was 
most mentioned in the story is the one 
the "set" say "spilled the beans." Some- 
one became too realistic in his atten- 
tions and Lady Terpsichore went to 
the mother with the inside dope on the 
plant. Wednesday afternoon frivolous 
Eugenia Kelly rejoined her mother and 
the court proceedings were withdrawn. 



Following the spicy newspaper ac- 
counts of the Eugenia Kelly case, the 
trotteries of New York came in for 
"personal inspection" by Inspector 
Dwyer and staff Tuesday night. Police 
Commissioner Woods, after reading 
what a former detective had to say 
about things being rotten in the local 
cabarets and dancing places, ordered 
Dwyer and staff to keep close tab on 
them. Both Inspector Dwyer and 
Morris were ordered to line up the 
places in their 'districts. The former 
was also ordered to reorganize his 
"dress suit squad" for service. The 
police will compile a list of the profes- 
sional dancers and the "regular" and to 
ascertain the sources of their incomes. 
This may have the effect of clearing 
the atmosphere of a number of the 
undesirable hangers-on. 



Ned Wayburn has started rehears- 
als for the revue which will open at 
the Shetburne, Brighton Beach, June 3 
or 7. There will be four principals and 
twelve girls, with a dancing team. 
Among the principals are Edna Whist- 
ler, Marie LaVarre and Sam Ashe, now 
at Reisenweber's. 

Chicago is to have its first New York 
free restaurant revue, when the Mid- 
way Gardens starts a production about 
July 1. Percy Elkeles will stage the 
show for the Chicago resort. It will 
cost around $1,000 weekly to the Gar- 
dens, o 

Carraela Ponzillo, operatic singer, 
has been engaged as one of the vocal 
features of the Shelburne Hotel 
(Brighton Beach) entertainment 

Reisenweber's Brighton Beach Ca- 
sino opened last night with special 
ceremonies. Several New York parties 
motored down for the opening. Patrick 
V. Kyne is the Casino's manager. 

The Revue at Rector's ends its run 
Sunday, at the end of the fourth week. 



The Ida Fuller Girls returned to the 
New York Roof last week. 



Portland, Ore., May 26. 
The cabaret proprietors, after a 
meeting last week, decided to discon- 
tinue cabaret shows during June at 
least and possibly throughout the sum- 
mer. The programs will be limited to 
instrumental^ music. Those who agreed 
on the scheme include the owners of 
the Benson, Multnomah, Oregon, Port- 
land and Imperial hotels and the Rain- 
bow and Hoffbrau Grills. 

San Francisco, May 26. 
Local singers in the cabarets say the 
salaries offered in most instances are 
hardly sufficient to defray the actual 
cost of living. 



HAMMERSTEUTS NET PROFIT. 

Victoria theatre at 7th avenue and 
42nd street leased to the Rialto Thea- 
tre Corporation for pictures, will give 
the Hammersteins (Oscar and Arthur) 
and Lyle Andrews, its owners, a net 
income of $70,000 annually during the 

remainder of the ground lease term, 
nine years. 

The Rialto Co. pays $85,000 yearly 
for the theatre proper. Stores that will 
be included in the remodeling of the 
house will net $45,000 more, a total of 
$130,000, less the ground rent of $60,- 
000 a year. The ground lease of the 
Republic theatre, next door to the Vic- 
toria, and which is also held by Oscar 
Hammerstein, has 39 years yet to run. 

The Victoria will be renamed the 
Rialto and managed by S. L. Roth- 
apfel, who has been managing the 
Strand since the latter opened. A ca- 
pacity after the alteration, of over 2,200 
is claimed for the Rialto. 

The Victoria rental lease was ar- 
ranged through House, Grossman & 
Vorhaus. 

A site is being sought by the Ham- 
mersteins for a theatre in Times square 
with a Broadway entrance, between 
40th and 48th streets. The Hammer- 
steins' franchise with the United Book- 
ing Offices gives them territorial rights 
(against opposition) between 38th and 
59th streets, but building rights only 
between within the other area. The 
only available sites (above 42nd street) 
are said to be the northeast corner of 
Broadway and 45th street, with the 
property there held at $2,250,000, or the 
corners of 7th avenue and 46th street, 
with another possible location adjoin- 
ing the Columbia theatre. 

Arthur Hammerstein is said to have 
looked into the possible purchase of 
the car barns at 7th avenue and 50th 
street, just behind the Winter .Garden. 
This deal would have involved an in- 
vestment of $3,600,000, but it was out- 
side the prescribed U. B. O.-Hammer- 
stein district. The car barns about two 
years ago were considered for a site by 
a group of Germans who then intended 
to build a Winter Circus in New York. 
An option was secured by the group, 
but later allowed to lapse. 



HOUSES CLOSING. 

The Temple, Rochester, N. Y., closed 
its season last Saturday. 

Fontaine Ferry Park, Louisville, will 
use but two acts next week, owing to 
a special occasion in the park. 

The Bijou, Savannah, closed Satur- 
day. 

The Lyric, Birmingham, Ala., and 
Orpheum, Jacksonville, Fla., will close 
June 5. 



GRANVILLE IN "FOLLIES." 

Flo Ziegfeld engaged Bernard Gran- 
ville Wednesday to become a part of 
his "Follies of 1915," shortly to be 
presented at the Amsterdam theater. 

The Granville engagement is a 
special one, for ten weeks, taking up 
the actor's open time before com- 
mencing rehearsals for "He Comes Up 
Smiling," a revival by A. H. Woods, to 
whom Granville is under contract. 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise. 



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The mother of Mrs. Barney Bernard 
and Sam Weisman (with "Potash and 
Perlmutter") died May 20 after a lin- 
gering illness. She is survived by a 
husband and several children, all con- 
nected with the Hebrew stage. 

La Verne Titus, legitimate actor, 

died May 24 at Portland, N. Y. He is 

survived by a widow (Alberta Keen) 
and two sons. 

Jos. Lang, an old-time minstrel, died 
last week. 



Harry Parker, aged 45, of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., was found dead in bed at a 
hotel in Georgetown, Ky., according to 
a report received in Cincinnati this 
week. The deceased vaudevillian was 
with the Parker Musical Company, 
which played Georgetown for a week. 
He had been on the variety stage for 
30 years. 

Chicago, May 26. 
Julia Wolcott, aged 70, who was ap- 
pearing here in the company present- 
ing "Along Came Ruth," died sudden- 
ly yesterday. 

TEMPLE, SYRACUSE, SPLITTING. 

Syracuse, N. Y., May 26. 
The Temple theatre, recently reduc- 
ing its admission to 5-10-15, will split 
its vaudeville bills weekly, using six 
acts, continung to be booked by the 
United Offices. 

Upon the admission being cut from 
10-15-25, the Temple increased busi- 
ness until the money gross remained 
the same for the first week. The fol- 
lowing week business toward the latter 
end dropped off, which suggested the 
split policy at the lowered prices. 

Besides the six acts, pictures are also 
presented. 



JACKSON REMAINS BEHIND. 

Joe Jackson did not leave with the 

"Maid in America" Winter Garden 

show Sunday, for Detroit. Jackson is 

said to have informed the Shuberts he 
would not continue with the production 
without a guarantee of 15 more weeks, 
also an increase in salary. 

Before the show left for the west 
Alice Hegeman and William L. Gibson 
were added to the cast, the former tak- 
ing the role of Belle Ashlyn, and the 
latter part vacated by Billy Gould. 



MOTOR KILLS O'HARA. 
Bridgeport, Conn., May 26. 
William E. O'Hara, attached to the 
Reeve's Marionette show (playing 
carnivals), was instantly killed yester- 
day between Bridgeport and Danbury 
as the motor car transporting the show 
and six people overturned on a sharp 
curve. He was 45 years old. 



VARIETY 



WITH THE WOMEN 



Feminine smoking robes have at last 
broken into vaudeville I Considering 
their dramatic possibilities, one won- 
ders why they have never made more 
than a brief and hurried and quickly 
extinguished appearance before. A 
couple of shows that pretended to be 
rawther risque and all that sort 
of thing don't cher know, had their 
hero-INES enter in some sort of 
bloomer and jacket just for an instant 
while the audience caught its breath 
and murmured "Oh, look at her, ain't 
she naughty?" — then whisk I she was off 
again. Whoever has been costuming 
plays of recent date still clings to the 
obsolete theory a lady in a yard or so 
of gauze will make more of a hit than 
a grinning little dare-devil who comes 
sliding through the wings arrayed in a 
barbaric sash and bloomers, a jacket — 
and a cigarette. 

Which is preliminary to Kitty Gor- 
don, at the Palace this week, wearing a 
wonderful smoking costume, a geran- 
ium colored satin, with a loose jacket 
like a box coat, with a pocket at each 
side for the cigarette case and the 
matches, with a sash and a pair of 
Turkish bloomers sliced up the sides 
to show considerable ankle. All the 
edges were trimmed with white mara- 
bou. Had Mr. Lait, who wrote her 
sketch — some sort of mixture called 
"Alma's Return," only written a skit 
around the smoking costume 1 

Miss Gordon also wears an exciting 
— well, the French call them "robes du 
nuit" sometimes, and sometimes "peigne 
noirs," either of which sounds more ap- 
propriate than the prosaic American 
"night gown." "Night gowns" are 
things that, to quote the advertise- 
ments about town, are "lavishly 
trimmed with lace and embroidery" — 
"nighties" are modest and retiring ef- 
fects that would never, never appear in 
vaudeville. This thing of Miss Gor- 
don's is satin and lace, and it has a 
sash, too — and she goes to sleep in it. 

This is a theatrical season where 
dramatic effects are mainly produced by 
having the leading feminine character 
disrobe and prepare for sleep, — and the 
ways in which it is accomplished are 
many and diverse. Some do it back of 
a curtain with the lights reversed to 
form a shadowgraph, and others — as in 
"Taking Chances" — lose their nerve 
and make an exit on the pretence of a 
bath. Miss Gordon undresses back of 
a curtain, and dresses again in a movie 
screen. 

Yvette Rugel wore some pretty cos- 
tumes, too. For one, a black velvet 
cloak with a white fox scarf collar, a 
style that may be extremely popular 
off the stage next falL For another, a 
dainty evening gown of pink net with a 
full double flounced skirt and a tight 
blue taffeta waist coming to a deep 
point in front. The style went very 
well with the Palace's back drop, a 
copy of the Fragonard room once in 
the Metropolitan Museum. 

Considerable nonsense, considerable 
chorus, and a leading lady who looks 
as well standing on her head as her 
feet is a fair summing vp of the sum- 
mer show at Hurtig Sr Seamon's the- 
atre on 125th street. This is no sliyht 



to the leading lady either; Etta Pillard 
has more than the average youth, looks 
and a genuine personality. She is a 
slim, boyish-looking girl, and acts as 
though she were quite anxious to make 
everyone have a good time, and will- 
ing to work hard, and do anything to 
accomplish it. 

She looks best in the sailor lad's 
suit worn in the second act, with a 
black velvet 'tam" that set off the 
blonde of her hair. She looked good, 
too, in a "Star Spangled Banner" 
effect at the finale of the first part in 
blue bloomers covered with stars, and 
a skirt made of streamers of red and 
white, that flipped and floated about 
her as she danced around the stage or 
up and down the aisles of the theatre. 
An emerald green costume that may 
or may not have matched the "Tip- 
perary" song was quite pretty, but 
less becoming. It was pretty enough 
as a dress — with a waist and hip yoke 
embroidered in spangles, and a draped 
skirt gathered into a great butterfly 
bow in front, with a slim underskirt 
beneath it — but it was too fussily fem- 
inine for Miss Pillard's tomboy attrac- 
tiveness. 

Ollie De Mar and Gussie Nathan 
wore twin costumes, apparently de- 
signed for the sea-going trip some of 
the characters seemed to contemplate 
in the last act — the costumes being 
white serge dresses of last autumn's 
"basque" style, with the inevitable 
Russian tunics, and full white cloaks 
above them, lined with scarlet and blue, 
respectively — not bad, only somewhat 
out of date. 

Jessie Hiatt wore something that 
might b*"- been a blue and white 
striped jathing suit in the first act; 

but yon" never can tell in these modern 
musical shows whether the more abbre- 
viated rigs are intended as ballet 
dresses or bathing suits. The back 
drop had a piece of an ocean painted 
on, so the chances favor its being a 
bathing suit. Later, she wore a com- 
bination of black and white striped 
satin, with a tight-fitting "Moyen Age" 
waist of white velvet, banded around 
the hips with rose-colored silk. As far 
as the costuming of the show went, 
though, the various fancy dresses of 
the chorus were the only ones really 
worth mentioning, and of these a clev- 
er stunt of wired out bloomers, and 
velvet hats made into a design for the 
waist part, as well as the bloomers, 
was the only really original idea 
shown. 



Team Reunited by Dillingham. 

Charles B. Dillingham has placed 
Marion Sunshine and Florence Tem- 
pest under contract for next season to 
appear in the new Irving Berlin revue 
which he is to produce at that time. 

Tempest and Sunshine were a vaude- 
ville "sister act" for some time. 



June 7, Atlantic City's Date. 

Atlantic City, May 26. 
June 7 has been set as the date for 
the reopening of the Garden theatre 
with big-time vaudeville bills, booked 
through the United Booking Offices of 
New York. 



BROADHURST IS BACK. 
George Broadhurst, the playwright, 
it again in this country. He returned 
to America from England about two 
weeks ago, unheralded in any way. At 
present Mr. Broadhurst is staying at 
one of the New Jersey coast resorts 
and coming to New York only to spend 
his brief week-ends. Some time ago 
after domestic legal troubles Mr. 
Broadhurst left this country and stated 
at the time that he would take up his 
residence abroad and remain there. 



COASTER ACCIDENT. 

Cincinnati, May 26. 
Daniel Denehy, aged 20, an employee 
of the Western Union, was killed and 
18 persons injured at Youngstown, O., 
Sunday afternoon, during the collision 
of two trains of cars on the dip-the- 
dip railway at Idora Park. 



New England's Parka Starting. 

Arrangements are being made for 
the annual reopening of the summer 
park season through New England 
June 7. Of 24 or more parks that will 
swing into operation 15 will be con- 
trolled by the John Gorman Circuit, 
George Goett, general manager. Goett 
leaves next week for Worcester, Mass., 
to fill in his 12th consecutive summer 
with Gorman. 

The musical comedy tabloid policy, 
which made a big impression last sea- 
son, will be in vogue again this year. 



Seaside'! First Hold-Over Act 

The first turn held over for another 
week at the seaside vaudeville houses 
for this season has been Nan Halperin, 
at Henderson's, Coney Island. 

Miss Halperin opened Monday and 
her agent, M. S. Bentham, was notified 
of her retention almost immediately. 



Tabs at Bufiajp Academy. 

Buffalo, May 26. 
Commencing next week, the Acad- 
emy, now playing Loew's vaudeville, 
will commence presenting tabloid 
musical shows. 

VIOLINSKY IN BUSINESS 

Violinsky has inaugurated a novelty in the 
west with his Broadway Winter Garden in Los 
Angeles. He has opened an elaborate and 
costly confectionery and ice cream establish- 
ment on the main thoroughfare and is the first 
owner of an institution of this kind to permit 
his patrons to dance (rag) between beverages 
and sandwiches. In fact, ne is the first person 
to be granted such a permit. 




SPORTS. 

Variett will publish challenges 
or results of any sporting events 
in connection with theatrical 
people or clubs. 



The teams of the U. B. O. and 
Sheedy Agency will clash this Satur- 
day afternoon on the diamond at Lenox 
Oval, for the second time this season. 
At the last fray the Sheedy boysover- 
whelmed their opponents, 23-3. With 
the defeat in mind the United backers 
decided that some new members were 
needed for their team, so have signed 
two new players whom they call 
"Happy" and Lowne. The former is to 
catch and the latter pitch. The Sheedy 
team lineup will be the same as at the 
former meeting. A forfeit was posted 
Tuesday. 

The Friars are ready for the field. 
Their lineup is Brown, c; Goodman, 
p.; Myers, 1st; Sampter, 2d; Gardner, 
3d; Myers, s.s.; Clymer, If.; Bennett, 
cf.; Hyams, rf. On the pinch the 
Friars will shove Mike Donlin into a 
playing position. 

There will be a new boxing commis- 
sion for New York state shortly. Gov- 
ernor Whitman signed the bill last 
week, which legislates out of office the 
present board, consisting of three box- 
ing commissioners. Nobody will ftel 
sorry at the change excepting the fight 
promoters, who must now pay a state 
tax of 7J4 per cent, on the gross in- 
stead of five, as formerly. The New 
York sporting writers may have held 
back any number of reports about "in- 
side stuff" on boxing around the Me- 
tropolis and its direction since the 10- 
round bouts were legalized. 

George Kershaw, property man at 
the Lincoln Square theatre, challenges 
any one playing that house to a game 
of checkers for a side bet. 

Golfing events, if spoken truthfully, 
will be repeated in this department. 
But if Jack Lewis should say he de- 
feated Dan Hennessy, Marty Shea and 
Max Hart, all in one afternoon, that 
would not be accepted for publication. 

Harry Weber still believes the U. B. 
O. can beat the Sheedys. Harry of- 
fers to post $1,000 for a side bet, if he 
can select the U. B. O. nine. 

The Remick Music Co. has entered 
the theatrical field with a baseball 
team, consisting of M. Porpora, D. 
Johnson, A. C. Canter, J. Heagney, 
W. Geis, J. Collins, C. Freidland, Otto 
Helle, F. McLoughlin. 



NORRIS-ROWE GOES OUT. 
San Francisco, May 26. 
The Norri9-Rowe Circus has taken to 
the road with the idea of playing the 
interior towns during the summer. 

Tommy Myers is with the circus in 
an executive capacity. 



VIOLINSKY. 
Violinsky's name appears in electric letters 
three feet deep in front of the establishment. 
The former vaudevillian has started a new fad 
that promises to take an iron grip on the pub- 
lic. His is the only place where ragging is per- 
mitted in downtown Los Angeles. 



Music Concern's Settlement Offer. 

The Maurice Richmond Music Co., 
in bankruptcy, has proposed a settle- 
ment with creditors of 15 cents on the 
dollar. 



B \J R. LESQUE B * FREDERICK M. MoCLOY 



if advance agents and managers of 
theatres and shows on the burlesque 
circuits would ask themselves the ques- 
tion: What have 1 ever done and what 
can 1 do to create public curiosity in 
my attraction to the extent of increas- 
ing its receipts? and then proceed to 
work out an answer that will put them 
right and enable them to conscientious- 
ly receive their salaries, the effect on 
box offices would quickly be apparent. 
Executives that get results are the men 
that bring intelligence and industry to 
their work. If they are not dishonest, 
they will strive as constantly and faith- 
fully in their employer's absence as 
when they are present All the ad- 
vance agents and a very large majority 
of house and company managers are 
so situated they are free from the con- 
stant personal observation of their 
superiors and therefore are left to their 
own judgment or to their own inclina- 
tions in the performance of their duties. 
They may shirk their work or stick on 
the job at their will. Wherefore it is 
up to the employers to select men of 
conscience and reliability in addition 
to the possession of experience and 
skill. 

And I am constrained to say the 
selection of such men has not been 
accomplished in many instances ac- 
cording to my observation. Managers 
of theatres that reach their desks at 
noon and devote their time until after 
the night performance to pursuits other 
than intelligent and effective efforts to 
promote the welfare of the house it- 
self, and to means whereby business 
may be improved, are not fit for the 
work entrusted to them. There are 
many company managers obviously of 
the impression that their duties consist 
of getting their people into town and 
thereafter confining their activities to 
standing on the door or sitting in the 
house manager's oh.ee discussing re- 
ceipts and retailing the gossip of the 
day, particularly :!.at pertaining to the 
affairs of the circuit. It does not seem 
to occur to them that by cultivating 
the acquaintance of newspaper men 
and mingling with them they might put 
over a story or a picture or achieving 
something else that would have an in- 
fluence on the receipts. It is possible 
to invent and secure the publication 
of a ten-line paragraph in one news- 
paper that would perceptibly increase 
one day's business, and the application 
of a little ingenuity in the direction of 
a novel outside display would not fail 
to get some result, however small. 

Such things can only be accomplished 
through mental activity and devotion 
to the interests of an employer. If 
men qualified to perform this character 
of work are not employed, it is clearly 
the fault of the employer. As to the 
functions of an advance agent there 
may be but one comment to make. If 
the only service sought is distributing 
"small stuff," tacking cards and ban- 
ners, making baggage contracts and 
obtaining routine information for the 
man back with the show, little mental- 
ity is necessary and a conscientious, 
industrious man will suffice. 



But burlesque has reached a stage 
where men competent to do effective 
newspaper work should be employed. 
Newspapers throughout the country, in 
a very large majority of instances, are 
now disposed to treat burlesque with 
almost, if not wholly, equal considera- 
tion that is accorded other forms of 
indoor amusement. Owners of com- 
panies should recognize this fact and 
proceed accordingly. But, like all 
other innovations in the conduct of the 
burlesque business, someone must take 
the initiative in the matter of the 
calibre of advance representative. And 
the first one to send a perfectly quali- 
fied man ahead will get such results all 
other owners will quickly follow in his 
footsteps. This is as certain as that 
new shows and >good shows for next 
season are absolutely essential to the 
success of burlesque. 



SHOW WITHOUT HEAD. 

There is considerable uncertainty as 

to the future of the "Star and Garter 

Show." The franchise under which this 

attraction has been operating belongs 

to the Hyde & Behman interests. For 

several seasons it was operated by an 
arrangement between G. M. Anderson 
and Frank Weisberg, and was subse- 
quently taken over entirely by Mr. 
Weisberg, whose illness and inability 
to give personal attention to business 
soon thereafter brought Phil Isaacs 
into part ownership and management 
of the company. 

As matters now stand, no person has 
come forward to claim direction of the 
franchise, Isaacs having retired. The 
show is still on the list for the Colum- 
bia Circuit, but without a visible head. 



ALL-BUFFALO SHOW. 

A sort of Burlesquers' "old home 
week" will be played at the Gayety, 
Buffalo, commencing June 7. John M. 
Ward is responsible for the idea, hav- 
ing arranged with the Columbia 
Amusement Co. for the house. 

A two-act burlesque called "Made in 
Buffalo" will be presented with a cast 
composed exclusively of Buffalonians, 
among them Gus Fay, Eddie Fitzgerald, 
Jerge and Hamilton, Hayward Sisters, 
Billy Mosscy and Frank Harcourt 




AMERICAN ASS'N MEETING. 

The first meeting of the directors of 
the American Burlesque Association 
was held in the offices of the corpora- 
tion in the Gaiety Theatre Building 
Monday. Beyond (he election of officers 
and directors and several informal con- 
ferences, nothing was undertaken. 

After the meeting a large percentage 
of the $150,000 capital stock was sub- 
scribed for by the Columbia Amuse- 
ment Co., Rud K. Hynicka, Gus Hill, 
George Lothrop, Charles Waldron, 
Charles Franklin and Sam Levy. A 
meeting of the producing managers 
has been called for 10.30 this Friday 
morning when it is expected the re- 
maining shares will be taken up. 

General Manager Charles E. Barton, 
who is now permanently installed in his 
new office, declares his intention of 
establishing a press bureau of which he 
will take special supervision in order 
to insure proper newspaper exploita- 
tion in advance of all of the American 
Circuit shows next season. In addition 
to competently prepared copy, Mr. Bar- 
ton will insist upon photographs that 
will stand some chance of being pub- 
lished instead of the sort that have 
been almost generally used by manage- 
ments on the Columbia Circuit. 

Enthusiasm is being displayed by 
everybody connected with the infant 
corporation and all present indications 
point to a rivalry that while friendly, 
will at the same time be decidedly 
vigorous. 



SETTLING ST. LOUIS. 

There is a controversy on between 
the Columbia Amusement Co. and 
James Butler of St Louis, relative to 
future burlesque operations in that city. 
It is the intention of the Columbia 
Amusement Co. to play its attractions 
in the Gayety there next season while 
the shows of the American will be pre- 
sented at the Standard, and at the Cen- 
tury, Kansas City, both of which 
houses are controlled by the Butler 
inteic-'s. 

During the past season the attractions 
on the Main Circuit were played suc- 
cessively at the Princess and Imperial 
theatres, St Louis, with unsatisfactory 
results at both houses. For this reason 
the shift was made to the Gayety which 
had always been a profitable theatre for 
the Columbia Co., prior to the ab- 
sorption of the Empire Circuit. Some 
objections have been raised by the 
Butler people to this deal. The subject 
is in process of adjustment, a< d it is 
expected a decision will be amicably 
arrived at by which cc: ^itions in St. 
Louis may be arrange! v. it li benencial 
results to all concerned. 



3 "ONLY GIRL" SHOWS. 

There will be three "Only Girl" 
shows on the road next season, accord- 
ing to the decision of Joe Weber, who 
will close the original company at the 
Lyric June 5, in its 31st week of a 
New York run. 



WILLIAM MORRISON DIES. 

William Morrison, the musical con- 
ductor, died Wednesday morning in 
the German Hospital, New York, fol- 
lowing an operation. He entered the 
hospital the day before. Morrison was 
well known in burlesque circles 



Drew Campbell's ''Liberty Girls." 
"The Liberty Girls" will next season 
be handled under the supervision of 
Drew & Campbell, owners of the 
show, in place of T. W. Dinkins. Alex 
Gorman will continue as the traveling 
manager. 



Want Rati to Communicate. 
Herbert Harndin and J. M. Ulants 
please communicate with Will J. 
Cooke, Secretary White Rats, 227 West 
46th street, New York City, on a mat- 
ter of importance. 



LIFE MEMBERS. 

The following are life members of 
the White Rats: 

Armstrong, Wm. 
Arnold, Gladys 
Ball, Ernest R. 
Bergman, Henry 
Black, Ben 
Bransen, Jeff 
Brown, Alex 
Brown, Tom 
Carrol, Earl 
Caetano, Edward 
Clark, Edward 
Cohan, Will H 
Coleman, Harry 
Conway, Jack 
Cooke, Will J. 
Corbett, Jae. J. 
Corelll. Eddie 
Corson, Cora Young- 
blood 
Coyne, Joseph 
Curtis, Samuel J. 
Dalley. Robert L 
Delmore, Geo. B. 
DeTiickey, Coy 
Diamond, Maro 
Dick, William 
Dickey, Paul 
Dixon. Harland 
Dobson, Prsnk 
Dolan, Jas. P. 
Doyle. Patay 
Eldrld, Gordon H. 
Eltlnge, Julian 
Emmett, Cecil 
Emmett, Leon 
Brans, Frsnk 
Fagsn Noodles 
Farrell. Chas. H. 
Pay, Prank 
Fay, Gus 
Flttgerald, Eddie 
Fogarty, Frank 
Ford, A. A. 
Foyer, Eddie 
Gardner, Happy Jack 
Carrie, Edward 
Gaylor, Bobby 
Gibson, J. Grant 
Grant. Alf. 
Gray, Mary 
Green, Burt 
Griffin, Gerald 
Griffith, J. P. 
Groves, Hal 
Halllday, William A. 
Hascall, Lon 
Herbert, Chauncey D. 
Herman, Dr. Carl 
Hlgglns, Robt. J. 
Hugheu, J. J. 
Hume, Dick 
Insa, Robela 
Jess, Johnny 
Jolson, Al 
Keenan, Frank 
Kelly, Harry 
Kelly, Lew 
Kelly. Walter 0. 



Keough, Ed 
Ketler, Jos. 
King, Chas. J. 
Klutlng, Brneet 
Lalftont, Bert 
Lancaster, John 
LaRue, Oraoe 
Lee, Jules W. 
LeMalre, Geo. 
Lery, Bert 
Lewis. Tom 
Lloyd, Alice 
Lohse, Ralph 
Lorella, Colle 
Latoy, Joe 
Lorette, Horaos M. 
Lynch, Dick 
Macari Wm. H. 
Mace. Fred 
Meek, Jos. P. 
McCree, Junle 
McDonald, Chas. M 
McMahon, Tim 
McNaughton, Tom 
McNeill, Lillian 
McPhee, Chas. 
Melroae, Bert 
Monroe, Geo. W. 
Montgomery. Dave 
Morton, Bam 
Mullen, Oeo. R. 
Murral. Elisabeth M. 
Nawn, Tom 
Niblo. Fred 
Nolan, Jack 
Nolan, Billy 
North, Frank 
Pattl, Greg 
Payton, Corse 
Prince, Arthur 
ProTol, N. 
Rabe, Harry 
Reeves, BUUe 
Reld, Jack 
Rogers, Will 
Rooney, Pat 
Ross, Eddie 
Russell, Marie A. 
Russell, Thos. J. 
Ryan, Thos. J. 
Sanford, Walter 
Sawyer, Joan 
Sldman, Sam 
Simmons, Dan 
Smith, Tom 
Stafford, Frank 
Stone, Fred A. 
Sulzmann, Jacob 
Van, Billy B. 
Vaughan, Dorothy 
Ward, Hap 
Waters, W. W. 
Watson, Jos. K. 
Weber, Johnnie 
Welch, Thos. 
Wlllsrd, C. B. 
Williams, Sam Ellnore 



From week to week in Varibtt will 
appear the full list of life members 
with new additions indicated. Who will 
be the next one to take out a life card? 



TESS YALE 

A southern girl, who is making rapid strides 
in picture plsying for the World Film. 



Walter Leslie Managing Casino. 
Walter Leslie has been appointed 
manager of the Casino, Philadelphia, to 
take effect at the beginning of next 
season. 



NOTICE! 

The Regular Meeting of the 
WHITE RATS ACTORS' UNION 
will be held 
TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 
in the White Rats Building, 227 
West 46th Street, New York City, 
at eleven-thirty P. M. 



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No. 13 



The New York Times, Sunday, May 
23, had the following editorial: 
The Actors' Fond. 

There are few benevolent institu- 
tions worthier of the support of a 
community of theatregoers than our 
Actors' Fund. From its foundation 
its affairs have been administered 
with good judgment and it has re- 
lieved the necessities of large num- 
bers of deserving actors whom ill- 
ness and misfortune, and the inevit- 
able uncertainties of a calling which, 
under the best conditions, must be 
unstable, have placed temporarily in 
want of succor. Its services have 
been continuous and well directed. 
The Actors' House which it main- 
tains is a comfortable home for su- 
perannuated pjayers. Broad as its 
benevolence is, and in spite of the 
heavy demands upon it, the Actors' 
Fund makes few appeals for public 
assistance. It cannot be said that it 
is actually appealing for assistance 
now, for the money paid out for tick- 
ets to the performances to be given 
by members of the Lambs Club in its 
behalf will all be returned in full 
value. 

When the Lambs gambol, eagerness 
to be present has become a public 
habit, if not a public failing, as the 
hundreds who are generally unable 
to get even a "look in" have declared. 
Next week, Friday and Saturday, 
June 4 and 5, at the Century thea- 
tre, the Lambs purpose to gambol 
with even more than their usual vi- 
vacity. The program for the three 
performances will be long, new and 
varied, the performers will be actors 
and singers of distinction, and vari- 
ous plays and sketches written for 
the occasion will be given. 

It must be borne in mind that de- 
pressed financial conditions, in all 
parts of the country, have affected 
the actors greatly of late, and that, in 
the season now closing the theatrical 
situation has been rendered more un- 
certain by the effects of the European 
war. The demands on the Actors' 
Fund have increased, its receipts 
from regular sources have inevitably 
diminished. Every dollar taken in at 
these performances will be paid into 
the treasury of the Fund. There is 
no question of attendance. Every 
seat in the rpacious theatre will as- 
suredly be occupied at each perform- 
ance. 



Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ford have a 
son. 

Lester Whitlock became the father 
of a boy Tuesday. 

Bobby Hagan (of the Manhattan 
Girls Co.) is the father of a boy. 

Mrs. Paul Scott is slowly recover- 
ing from a severe illness. 

Louis J. Reitzenstein, author of "On 
Trial," is engaged to be wed shortly 
to a non-professional. 

Thornton W. Currier has resigned 
as treasurer of the Fifth Avenue. 

Gerald Griffin returned Monday from 
England, where he has been playing 
since last October. 

Jennie Dunn, widow of the late Ezra 
Kendall, was lately married to a Mr. 
Calkins in Cleveland. 

Doris Moore is signed by Comstock 
& Gest for the role of Intoxication in 
"Experience" next season. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carey J. Chandler were 
presented with a boy in Los Angeles 
May 7. 

Jessie Powers, after four weeks of 
acute laryngitis, has recovered and will 
resume vaudeville engagements. 

Alfred Latell, the animal impersona- 
tor, is among those signed for Lew 
Fields' new revue, "Hands Up." 

The new Leiderkrans, Grand Island, 
Neb., opened May 22 with three acts 
and pictures, four shows a day. 

The Broadway, Denver's legitimate 
house, is considering a feature picture 
policy for the heated months. 

The annual meeting of the Northern 
States' Posters' Association was held 
May 25 in St Paul. 

Eddie Mack is entertaining W. P. 
Pearce, owner of the Atlantic Hotel, 
Jacksonville, Fla. 

Frederic Santley, after two days' re- 
hearsal for the William Elliott role in 
"Experience," returned the part to the 
management 

"Ruggles of Red Gap" Harry Leon 
Wilson's story, is to be dramatized by 
Harrison Rhodes for production next 
season by the Shuberts. 

Celeron Park, at Jamestown, N. Y., 
opens Sunday for the season. The 
theatre opens Monday with vaudeville, 
George Hinman, manager. 

The Casino at Montreal, which has 
been playing straight pictures, will 
open next week with a four-act vaude- 
ville show including a feature film. 
The house is under the management of 
M. Kashin and is booked by Walter 
Plimmer through the Amalgamated. 
The show will be played for a full 
week. 



George Copsey, the treasurer at the 
Fifth Avenue, celebrated his first week 
in that position by becoming the 
father of a baby girt 

The annual meeting and election of 
directors of the American Theatrical 
Hospital in Chicago is scheduled for 
Friday, May 28. 

Tuesday 15 agents of the Palace the- 
atre crowd went to New London to 
see a tabloid. The party of men was 
chaperoned by Mrs. Gertrude Wilber, 
the only woman making the trip. 



Lewis J. Morton, the theatrical man- 
ager and producer, has filed a petition 
in bankruptcy placing his liabilities at 
$11,440, with no assets. Actors claim- 
ing salaries compose the majority of 
his creditors. 

The Victoria, Rochester, N. Y., will 
have an affair night on June 9 for 
everyone connected with the theatre 
as well as with the theatrical business 
in that town. Jack Farren, who is pro- 
moting the affair, has made some ex- 
tensive arrangements. 

The members of "The Broadway 
Follies," a tab show playing in the 
east, are anxious to learn the where- 
abouts of their late manager, Linton 
De Wolf. It seems De Wolf left the 
company suddenly without advising 
them of his intention or paying salaries. 



Captain John C. Clark, aged 83 years, 
considered the oldest living circus 
clown, lies dangerously ill at his Rock- 
well avenue home, Long Branch, N. J., 
following a paralytic stroke. Clark 
joined the Dan Rice show when six- 
teen years old. 

The Opera House at Nehawka, Neb., 
seating 600 people, erected by public 
subscriptions, opened last week under 
the management of Ernest Pollard, 
with a feature picture. The town has 
a population of 300 and paid out $15,- 
000 for the building. 

The home of Mrs. Frank Caverly at 
Wantagh, L. I., a short distance from 
Freeport, was destroyed by fire last 
week. The Caverlys have been sep- 
arated for some time, and until the 
news of the fire became public few 
friends of the woman knew of her 
whereabouts. 



Morrison's Rockaway Beach big-time 
vaudeville house opens for three days 
commencing Saturday, and will play 
week-ends until the regular season 
starts there about July 3. Lawrence 
Goldie, of the United Booking Offices, 
will again book the Morrison summer 
bills. 

Ralph Kohn, of the A. H. Woods of- 
fice, is on his way to San Francisco in 
the automobile which is to be driven 
across the continent by Mrs. Woods. 
At the Eltinge bets were made Tues- 
day Kohn would only last as far as 
Buffalo on the trip out. In Mr. Kohn's 
absence his personal affairs will be 
looked after by his first assistant, 
Mique Goldreyer. 



Enid May Jackson was engaged this 
week to assume the role in "The Nat- 
ural Law," now played by Helen 
Holmes. Miss Jackson joins May 31. 

The Longacre theatre changed own- 
ership Monday. Ralph Bloomy who 
formerly held the property transferred 
it to the L. A. T. Corporation, whose 
directors are Joseph L. Graf, Morris 
L. Goldstone and Alexander Pincus. 
The transaction calls for a mortgage 
on the property amounting to $345,000. 
There may be other developments of 
the transfer. 

. * — — • 

Judge McCoy, in the Court of 
Equity, Washington, decided last Fri- 
day in favor of the defendants in the 
action brought by Philander Johnson, 
a Washington newspaper man, against 
Cohan & Harris, Raymond Hitchcock, 
Rennold Wolf and Channing Pollock. 
Johnson alleged "The Beauty Shop" 
had had its base taken from a play he 
had submitted to the Reginald De- 
Koven Play Contest, of which Mr. 
Pollock was one of the judges. He 
also alleged the same manuscript was 
submitted to Hitchcock, the star in 
"The Beauty Shop," written by Wolf 
and Pollock and produced by Cohan 
& Harris. The court denied the plaint- 
iff the right of appeal. 



TOMMY'S TATTLES. 

By Thomas J. Gray. 
The summer home season is on in 
full blast. Get your excuses ready 
about the mosquitoes. 

It is reported an agent saw an act 
last week that did not do an imitation 
of Charlie Chaplin. 

In view of the wonderful (?) show- 
ing made by the U. B. O. baseball 
team, a committee of agents headed by 
Jo Paige Smith has selected a team 
to play them in hopes that someone 
will be able to break their winning 
streak. The first team consists of 
Elnino Eddy, Harry Thorne, Nick 
Norton, John La Clair, John Sun, Sam 
Holdsworth, Joe Norcross, Pop Ward 
and Col. Mark Diamond. These boys 
should put up a fast game. 

Just when all the song boys had a 
nice little jitney bus song ready, the 
various railroad companies around the 
country are putting the jits out of 
business. Still, none of the peace songs 
have stopped the war. 

Some day someone is going to start 
to tell of an interview with an actress 
without saying "Miss Fortune was quite 
surprised when I entered her dressing 
room." 

A sister act cancelled a date through 
their billing. When the manager asked 
one of the girls who told them they 
ought to have better billing, the girls 
said, "Our Mother." 

Acknowledgment Note.— We want to 
take this opportunity of thanking 
everybody who was kind enough to 
wire us and wish us luck on the open- 
ing of "She's In Again." 



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LEGITIMATE, 



WITH THE PRESS AGENTS 



Louis V. Do Voe, of the World, In his annual 
review of the season has charted the season's 
attractions as follows : 

Events In producing theatres : 

New plays (including one-act plays) 11^ 

Revived pluyB (including one-act play»).. 111! 

New mubical comedies -'-' 

Revived musical coined Ich M 

Shakespearian revivals (three companies) 11 

Total 1^4 

Classillcatlon of new plays: 

Serious and sentimental ~<i 

Melodramas •& 

Romantic comedies " 

Light comedies 13 

Farces 1J 

One-act plays -■* 

De Voe's average of runs for productions 

thlB season (excluding one- act plays) is 
83/100 weeks. 

The election of officers of the Friars will 
take place June 4 at 4 p. m., at the Monas- 
tery. The regular ticket has George M. 
Cohan for abbot, Ralph Trier, dean, John J. 
Glcason, corresponding secretary, Rennold 
Wolf, recording secretary, Richard J. Hatxel, 
treasurer. Governors for two-year terms are 
Jerome Slegel, Channlng Pollock, Fred Block, 
Irving Berlin and Leo Frank, with D. Frank 
Dodge nominated as governor for one year, to 
till Trier's unexpired term. 

The Irish Theatre of America announces a 
season of productions at the Bandbox theatre, 
starting June 1, direction Whltford Kane and 
John P. Campbell. A group of one-act plays 
will be produced. The cast Includes Wb It- 
ford Kane, John P. Campbell, Kate Morgan, 
Eileen Huban, Catherine Collins, Peter Golden, 
Joseph Whitmore, Susanne Rooney and B. 
O'Conaell. Shows will be given Tuesday. Wed- 
nesday and Thursday nights and Wednesday 
afternoons only. 

ii. During William Courtney's absence In the 
XJort show "Under Cover," this week. Rockclifle 
Fellowes Is playing his part. H. B, Warner, 
who was reported as being engaged while 
Courtney was absent Is playing a stock star- 
ring engagement In Boston at the Majestic. 

Three shows have taken to the trails under 
canvas. They are Cronk's Model Show, Alvin 
Ott, manager ; the Lindsay tent show and the 
John G. Rae Co., starting this week. 

Aug. 14 Is the date that Margaret Anglin 
will present the first of her Greek plays at the 
University of California, Berkeley, Cat. 

George Costan, who made a few hundred on 
the HI Henry minstrel show, may send it out 
on a new route next season. 

M. R. Klein will manage the Royster-Dudley 
musical stock, at Elmlra, N. Y. 

Alice Brady Is announced to alternate the 
prima donna roles with the DeWolf Hopper 
Co. at the 48th Street theatre with Natalie 
Alt. 

"A Royal Gentleman" will be Guy Kautt- 
man's starring roadster for next season. 

Ida Weston Rae will start next season early 
for a road tour In "As Ye Sow." 

Johnny Black Is back on his old routine for 
the Pittsburgh Post. 

The All -Star Gambol of the Lambs will be 
held June at the Century opera house, 
afternoon and evening. 

The Hal Florence repertoire company Is ar- 
ranging for a summer tour In the east. 

"Trilby" will close at the Shubert June 5. 

"Diplomacy" has disbanded and all further 
time cancelled. 

CHARLES FROHMAN BURIED. 

With the most impressive of services 
the body of the late Charles Frohman 
was placed in its last resting place 
in Union Fields Cemetery at Cypress 
Hills Tuesday. Throughout the coun- 
try there were services at which the- 
atrical folk were present which to^k 
place at the same time services were 
held in New York. 

After the private service at the home 
of his brother, Daniel Frohman, at 
which only the immediate family of 
the late manager were present, the 
public service was held in the Temple 
Emanu-El. The Temple was crowded 
to the doors and outside there were 
several thousand people unable to get 
into the building. These stood with 



uncovered heads while the service was 
.i progress. Dr. Silverman and Augus- 
tus Thomas reviewed Mr. Frohman's 
life and work. 

The out-of-town services were helJ 
in Tacoma, Wash., arranged by (Miss) 
Billie Burke; at Los Angeles, ar- 
ranged by Maude Adams; at San 
Francisco, arranged by John Drew; 
and at Providence, arranged by the 
members of the Julia Sanderson-Don- 
ald Brian-Joseph Cawthorne company. 
There was no performance given by 
any of these companies Tuesday night, 
and in New York the Empire theatre, 
where the revival of "The Celebrated 
Case" is the attraction, was dark that 
evening. 

San Francisco, May 26. 
Special funeral services for Charles 
Frohman were held Tuesday in the 
Temple Emanu-El and they were 
largely attended. 

London, May 26. 
The Charles Frohman memorial tcr- 
vice was held yesterday at the Church 
of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. The $ev. 
W. P. Beasley, sub-Dean of St. Paul'.?, 
made the address..- .. 

It was the talk Wednesday that 
many of Charles Frohman's produc- 
tions for next season would be looked 
after by Klaw & Erlanger in lieu of 
an agreement reached by those acting 
in behalf of the Frohman estate. 

It is understood that when Billie 
Burke starts her new season it will be 
under her husband's, Flo. Ziegfeld, 
management with bookings looked 
after by the K. & E. offices. 

A denial was made this week by 
John Drew that he would retire per- 
manently from the stage after this 
summer. He plans to be in active har- 
ness again next season. 



SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES. 

Los Angeles, May 26. 

Maude Adams opened to the biggest 
house of the season at the Mason. 
Tuesday night no performance was 
given, owing to the Charles Frohman 
funeral. An extra matinee was set for 
Friday. 

So far the Adams engagement looks 
like a record-breaker at the Mason. 



STOCK OPERA NOT GOOD. 

The Van den Berg light operatic 
company, which recently opened at the 
Standard, New York, has found the go- 
ing so rough the closing is expected at 
any time. 

The first week the loss was $1,700, 
with John Cort reported as guarantee- 
ing the salaries for the players the sec- 
ond week. 



"ROBIN HOOD" AGAIN. 

Fred Walker and James Stevens have 
purchased the production and rights to 
produce "Robin Hood" on tour next 
season from the Hegeman Show Print 
people. The company will be sent out 
about September 1 and is routed south. 



STAGE AND FILM STARS. 

The producing managers for the 
speaking stage are reported just about 
now viewing with some alarm the 
prominent display of "paper" for the 
advertising of the self-same stars they 
want people to fray $2 to see on the 
speaking stage, by the picture concerns, 
which issue films with the stellar at- 
tractions, for an admission seldom rais- 
ing above 25 cents. 

The stage and picture paper is gen- 
erally side by side on the theatrical 
boards. It is said one theatrical man- 
ager last week notified a large billpost- 
ing concern that if it continued to paste 
the picture paper alongside the theatri- 
cal sheets, the manager would with- 
draw his patronage. The same man- 
ager is reported to have suggested that 
the billposters agree to keep film paper 
on other boards than the theatrical 
ones, but up to Wednesday the man- 
ager had received no reply to his letter. 

Theatrical managers say the offers of 
t h e film conce r n s to— the stars are so 
attractive the latter have grown more 
independent of the stage controllers 
than they have been previously. 

A woman very well known on the 
Broadway stage as a dramatic star, and 
who has appeared in some feature pic- 
tures, is reported to have a standing 
offer from a picture firm to engage for 
film work at $2,000 a week, on a long 
term agreement. 



SEVENTH "FOLLIES" BOOK. 

The book for the new Ziegfeld "Fol- 
lies" is at present undergoing its 
seventh revision at the hands of the 
Messrs. Gene Buck, Rennold Wolf and 
Channing Pollok. Each time the "ever 
scouting" Ziegfeld spys out a new find 
for the show the book has to undergo a 
revision. The company is now re- 
hearsing at the Amsterdam theatre. 
Julian Mitchell and Leon Errol are put- 
ting the company through its paces. 

Charles Purcell and Helen Rook 
were added to the cast of the new Fol- 
lies this week. 



DISTRICT MEETINGS. 

Cincinnati, May 26. 

The states of Michigan, Indiana, 
Ohio and Kentucky, representing Dis- 
trict No. 8 of the International Alli- 
ance of Theatrical Stage Employees, 
hold their district convention here 
Sunday. Some 500 delegates are ex- 
pected to attend. 

The status of the picture stage 
hands will be discussed. 

Holyoke, Mass., May 26, 
The New England district (No. 3) 
of the I. A. T. S. E. meets in conven- 
tion here Sunday and a number of im- 
portant matters will be taken up. The 
N. E. district No. 3 embraces Maine, 
Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode 
Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. 



Managers' and Agents' Assn's Election. 

The Managers' and Agents' Theat- 
rical Association has nominated the 
following officers: President, Frank M. 
Chapman; vice-president, George Cos- 
tan.; secretary-treasurer, Charles W. 
Keough; director for three years, E. M. 
Greenberg. 

The election occurs the first Tues- 
day. 



SHOWS IN 'FRISCO. 

San Francisco, May 26. 

The Pavlowa dancing contingent at 
the Cort is attracting big business. 

John Drew is doing good business 
at the Columbia. There was no per- 
formance of "Rosemary" Tuesday 
night because of the Charles Frohman 
funeral obsequies held in the Temple 
here. 

Kolb and Dill in "This Way Out" at 
the Alcazar are doing nicely. 



HAMMERSTEIN'S NEXT OPERA. 

The next opera to be produced by 
Arthur Hammerstein will be the joint 
work of Otto Hauerbach and Rudolph 
Friml, the writers of Mr. Hammer- 
stein's other operatic successes. 

The new piece has not been yet 
named, but will be produced in the 
fall. Edith Thayer is an early selec- 
tion for the cast. 



"P^A P." CLOSED. 
After having been playing for ex- 
actly 94 weeks the Barney Bernard- 
Alex Carr company of "Potash and 
Perlmutter" closed in Santa Barbara 
Monday night. The company opened 
in New York Aug. 4, 1913. 






STOCK NOTES. 



Bertha Mann la now leading woman with 
the Stamford Players* Stamford, Conn. 

J. R. Barrett, proprietor of Barrett's Play- 
ers, Springfield, O., Is slowly recovering from 

a nervous breakdown. 

— — — 

The Empire, Syracuse, Is going to produce a 
new political piece In June. 

William Ingersoll, who's running stock at 
the Walnut Street, Philadelphia, will try acme 
new plays this rammer. 

Betty Barrowes and Lorlng Kelly head the 
new stock at the Empress, Spokane. 

When a new play. "The Decoy," was tried 
out two weeks ago at the Colonial, Baltimore, 
Cecil Spooner, In stock there, had one of. the 
principal roles. 

* 

Lee Baker and Edith Eyelyn are the fea- 
tured players at the Shubert, Minneapolis. 

"The Heart of a Child" Is a new play which 
Vaughan Olaser will get a line on through 
using in stock at the Lyceum, Detroit. 

Dudley Ayres, former leading man, Grand, 
Brooklyn, has been engaged to present a 
sketch, "Be Game," at Keeney's, Brooklyn, the 
last half of the week. 



Ines Ragan closed as leading woman of 
Wllmer A Vincent's stock, Utlca, N. Y., Sat- 
urday. She was replaced by Susanne Jack- 
son. 



Jack Belgrave Is back on the Coast for the 
summer. 



Marie Pettis Is alternating the leads with 
Mary Hall at the El itch Gardens, Denver, 
stock. 



Arthur Behrens Is In vaudeville with two 
playlets, "The Liar" and "The Stranger." 
Behrens is supported by Edna May Spooner 
and Jack Chandler. 



Leffler-Bratton, Inc., are rehearsing a number 
of musical tabloid stocks which will play New 
England park time this summer. 



Ralph Ward, who formerly managed the 
Colonial, Lawrence, Mass., has been engaged 
as manager of the Bay State Street Railway 
Parks for the summer. Ward's headquarters 
will be In Boston. 



Gus Forbes, with "The Dummy," on the 
road, has been engaged for a four weeks' 
special appearance with the Leland stock, 
116th Street theatre. 



Faith Avery of the Keith stock, Portland, 
Me., leaves Saturday, after 480 consecutive 
performances in the town. Doris Moore re- 
places her. Harry Smith, a Keith manager 
from Philadelphia, Is now In charge at Port- 
land, succeeding Lawrence E. Kllby, who will 
be transferred to snotber theatre on the Keith 
circuit. The Portland Players will remain at 
the Jefferson until Aug. 28, an extension of 
the lease on that house until then having been 
secured by the Portland Repertory Theatre 
Association. 



Harrison Ford has resigned from the Em- 
pire Players, Syraouse, leaving June 5. 



LEGITIMATE. 



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as 



SUMMER SHOWS GETTING STARTED 
AS THE SEASON DRAWS TO CLOSE 



Joe Leblang's Gamble on "The Song of Songs" Returns $3,000 

Profit at End of Eight Week Guarantee — Three Other 

Shows Close — Lew Fields 9 Show Coming Into 

the 44th Street— Closings in Chicago. 



Four attractions close tomorrow 
night. They arc "The Song of Songs," 
"The Peasant Girl," "Taking Chances" 
and Arnold Daly at the Park. Two of 
the houses are to remain dark while 
two are to receive new attractions. 
The new Ralph Herz piece is to come 
into the 39th Street theatre and the 
Lew Fields summer revue "Hands Up" 
is scheduled for the 44th Street. 

"Hands Up" will open in New Ha- 
ven next Thursday and reach New 
York the week following. In the cast 
are Mme. Walska, Harry Conor, Ar- 
thur Aylesworth, Bobby North, Fanny 
Brice, Lou Brice and George Hassel. 
Ray Goetz wrote the lyrics and music 
(Clifford Hess composed for a few of 
Goetz' lyrics), while Edgar Smith did 
the book. Laurie de Frece and Fay 
Compton have been added to the cast, 
replacing Elizabeth Brice and Charles 
King. The reason for this team leav- 
ing was that Miss Brice thought that 
there were entirely too many people 
in the cast by the name of Brice. 

The Washington Square Players, 
who are holding forth at the Bandbox 
theatre, presenting a new play "A 
Bear" this week, will close their en- 
gagement June 1. 

"The New Henrietta," which has 
William H. Crane, Mabel Taliaferro, 
Macklyn Arbuckle and Thomas W. 
Ross, closes its road travels tomorrow 
in South Bend, Ind. This company re- 
opens Aug. 9 for one week at the Shu- 
bert, New York, and will then proceed 
to the Pacific Coast, opening at the 
Cort, San Francisco, Aug. 22, for an 
indefinite engagement. A long tour 
has been booked for next season. 

The A. H. Woods production of "The 
Song of Songs," at the Eltinge theatre, 
closes this Saturday, which also marks 
the end of the period for which Joe 
Leblang, the cut-rate ticket speculator, 
is reported to have guaranteed Woods 
$6,333.33 weekly for the show for eight 
weeks. 

Joe Leblang will come out about 
$3,000 winner on his eight weeks' 
gamble. The box office statements for 
the Eltinge during Leblang's eight 
weeks will show the house did approxi- 
mately $52,000 in that time, with the 
forcing of additional draught through 
Leblang's agency. The agency profit 
on 'the "Song" show figures about $1,000 
on the eight weeks. Leblang will be 
about $3,000 ahead. 

Another piece on 42d street guaran- 
teed by Leblang is said to be "On 
Trial" (at the Candler), a Cohan & 
Harris production that is assured of 
the purchase by Leblang weekly of 
$3,000 wot li of its tickets. 

Th^ guarantee for "On Trial" is now 
in its third week, with another week 



to run. It looked as though the specu- 
lator would be swamped on this propo- 
sition at first, but this week things 
have taken a turn, and present figures 
indicate that this will be another win- 
ner. 

William A. Brady decided Monday 
on rather short notice to bring the en- 
gagement of "The White Feather" at 
the Comedy to a close Saturday night. 
The company has been playing at the 
house for the past few weeks on a 
week to week arrangement. 

Next season there will be at least 
two companies of this play on tour un- 
der the Brady management. One is 
already routed for 20 weeks in Can- 
adian territory. When the Chicago 
company played several weeks in Can- 
ada early this year it did a very good 
business. 

Mr. Brady will send four companies 
on tour next season to present "Sin- 
ners." The company now appearing 
at the Playhouse will play into July. 

Chicago, May 26. 

"The Moloch," at Power's, will be 
closed by Klaw ft Erlanger Saturday 
night and placed on storage until next 
season, when it will again be sent out. 
The show opened to fair notices but 
has drawn no business, receipts run- 
ning as low as $150 for the night, it 
is reported. 

"The Song Bird" at Cohan's Grand, 
an Oliver Morosco show, also closes 
this week, after a brief stay here. 

"The Shadow" with Ethel Barry- 
more at the Blackstone closes Satur- 
day after a fairly successful run. Tues- 
day evening no performance was given 
on account of Charles Frohman's 
funeral. 

The Blackstone will remain dark for 
the rest of the summer. 





WILAMETTE DODGE 

The prima donna, who recently finished a long 
tour with "Hanky Panky." r 



STOCKS OPENING. 

White Plains, N. Y., May 26. 
Oily Logsdon opened her own stock 
at the Newell last week in "Bought and 
Paid For." In the company are Rob- 
ert Le Sueur, Marguerite Starr, leads; 
Bessie MacAUister, Hardie Meakin, 
Gladys Wilcox and Adrian Rosley. 

Pittsfield, Mass., May 26. 

A stock is announced for May 31 
under the direction of Joseph Luckett. 

Springfield, Mass, May 26. 
It's fixed for the Corse Payton stock; 
to open at the Court Square May 31 in 
"Bought and Paid For." 

Saugerties, N. Y., May 26. 
The Lewis Hallett Players will open 
here for two weeks commencing May 
31. The company will change its shows 
three times a week. 

Richmond, Va., May 26. 
The Bijou stock got under way for 
the summer Monday, managed by Ar- 
thur Berthelet. The opener was "A 
Man's World." The company includes 
Edward Arnold, George Riddetl, Leona 
Ball and Leslie Bassett, with the leads 
played by Walter N. Sherwin and Julie 
Marie Taylor. 

Newport, R. I., May 26. 

Vaudeville at the opera house has 
been supplanted by stock. The organ- 
ization which held forth at the Colon- 
ial, Providence, all winter, opened Mon- 
day for a summer run. 

The outdoor Shakespearean season 
of the Clifford Devereux Co. will start 
next week in Orange, N. J. The com- 
pany will play two-day stands with "As 
You Like It" and "Twelfth Night- 
George F. Smithfield will be with the 
company for his second season. 

Harold B. Franklin, heading the 
Gotham Producing Co., entered into a 
contract with Bert Whitney this week 
whereby Franklin installs a musical 
stock into the Grand. Detroit. June 7. 

Grand Rapids, May 26. 
The Mary Servos s Co. inaugurates a 
summer's stay at the Olentangy thea- 
tre May 31, management, Fred Kimball. 
William Elliott will be leading man. 

Richmond, Va.. May 26. 
Arrangements are being completed 
for the installation of a summer stocx 
at the Academy, the big house of the 
Jake Wells' interests in this city. 

Allentown, Pa., May 26. 
The Fitzgerald Opera Co. which 
plays an annual summer season at the 
Central Park theatre will start re- 
hearsals in the near future. W. D. 



Fitzgerald has gathered together the 
company which includes many of last 
year's players. 

Youngstown, O., May 26. 
Idora Park Casino theatre is to have 
the Moulton musical comedy and opera 
company for summer stock, with Ray- 
mond Crane, comedian, and Maud Gray 
prima donna. This organization was 
at the Pkrk last summer. 

Niagara Falls, N. Y., May 26. 
The summer stock at the Interna- 
tional started May 24 with "Bought 
and Paid For." The company, under 
the management of C. O. Moore, in- 
cludes Virginia Perry, Lewis E. Par- 
menter, Claude Kimball, Ralph Mur- 
phy, Bijou Washburn, Susanne Mor- 
gan, Catherine Kennedy, Dudley Cle- 
ments and Lawrence O'Brien. Walter 
Naylor is the stage director. 

Worcester, Mass., May 26. 

Richard Tucker, formerly leading 
man at Poll's, has left that organiza- 
tion and will open his own company at 
the Worcester theatre May 31. He is 
succeeded by Will D. Howard at the 
Poll. 

Elmira, N. Y., May 26. 
June 7 has been set as the opening 
of the new Royster-Dudley musical 
stock, with "The Red Rose" as the 
starter. Nat Royster this week an- 
nounced the cast as follows: Anne 
Bussert, Anna Boyd, Carl Gantvoort, 
Frank W. Shea, George Harbenson, 
Lillian Hager, Leona Stephens. Ed- 
win T. Emery will be stage director. 



STOCKS CLOSING. 

Providence, May 26. 
The Spitz ft Nathanson stock, Co- 
lonial, closes May 26. 

Youngstown, O., May 26. 
The Buckley and Halliday stock at 
the Park closed last Saturday and the 
company moved to another of the Fei- 
ber & Shea houses at Erie, Pa. The 
Park is now playing pictures. 

Macon, Ga., May 26. 
The Sam and Edna Park stock re- 
turns May 31 for a summer run at the 
Casino, Crump's Park. 

Stamford, Conn., May 26. 
The Charles Emerson Cook stock at 
the Stamford theatre, headed by Ber- 
tha Mann, closes this Saturday. 



BROOKLINB 8TILL MINU8. 
Brookline, Mass., May 26. 

Brookline, considered the richest 
town of its size in the United States, 
is still without a picture theatre. The 
Selectmen have refused to grant li- 
censes upon the numerous applications 
to open moving picture theatres. 

The only pictures shown here are 
given by the Brookline Friendly So- 
ciety for children, done on a philan- 
thropic basis. 



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NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, First Appearance 

or Reappearance in or Around 

New York 



Claudie Tracy, Prospect. 

Ratliff and Anthony, Brighton theatre. 

The Ray less (3). 

Songs, Talk and Dances. 

11 Mins.; Two (Curtained Interior). 

Fifth Avenue. 

A man and two women who look al- 
most alike. The man and one of the 
girls first appear, the latter at the 
piano. Following a song in which his 
voice fairly shook the rafters, he an- 
nounces that a trick will be performed 
that will outdo Thurston, Keller and 
Herman. The piano girl goes behind 
a screen upstage and from another 
screen at the side steps forth the same 
girl, i. e., she's such a close counter- 
part the deception is most effective. 
Then this girl is placed behind a screen 
in the center of the stage while from 
the front of the house comes the other 
girl. Then the two girls are shown 
with the "expose" good for a laugh. 
The girls do a number with musical 
instruments. The trio sing a little, 
dance a little and play a little none 
showing any class or qualification for 
the bigger houses. A pop house turn 
at best. Mark. 



Elsie Gilbert and Co. (5). 

Miniature Revue. 

18 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Greeley Square. 

Miss Gilbert has a backing of four 

girls who act as a singing and dancing 

chorus. They dance about half as well 

as the English pony ballet and sing 
just as well. A man in the act does 
a bit. The entire turn depends on the 
star and she with a flippant manner of 
delivery puts over all of the comedy 
and the numbers. She is doing a Sis 
Hopkins sort of a "kid" that appeals 
to a small time audience. Four collie 
dogs are used, after the same fashion 
as by the "Top of the World" dancers. 
The act is a flash for the small houses 
where girls are wanted on the bills. 

Fred. 



Princess Ka. 

Female Impersonator. 

Dances. 

18 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Academy of Music. 

Princess Ka is a female impersonator 
doing classic dances, that would make 
a number of artists hustle to compete 
with him, if they had to follow o»i 
the same circuit. Ka is assisted by a 
young: woman who also shows much 
dancing ability. Ka has five dances, 
with the "Battle of Roses" (announced 
as his own interpretation) and the 
"Dance of the Cobra" the best. He 
also has an elaborate wardrobe. A 
slide between dances announces Prin- 
cess Ka cannot speak English, and that 
she appreciates the enthusiasm, which 
proves a laugh getter when lie Jis- 
enrds his wig after the final dance. 
Ka should find no trouble in play'ng 
in this vicinity. 



Mae McRae. 

Songi. 

9 Mins.; One. 

Greeley Square. 

Miss McRae i» a single who should 

confine herself entirely to the raggy- 

draggy stuff, and also to one costume. 

She is a rather big girl with a big voice 

of the timber suited to the rag melo- 
dies. Opening with " 'Way Down 
Yonder in the Cornfield," she made an 
impression. Her second number is 
badly chosen. It is a ballad, 
entitled "When I Dream of Annie 
Laurie," and to sing it Miss McRae 
had to make a complete change of cos- 
tume and also of voice, which dis- 
closed the fact that ballads are entire- 
ly out of her range. Closing with a 
number suited to her, she came back 
to her natural voice and scored. What 
she really should do is to put the first 
costume that she wears away until 
next fall, do all of her numbers with- 
out a change in the second gown, get 
two new songs, one to replace the 
ballad, and another rag so as to be 
prepared for an encore and she will 
make a good small time single which 
in time may develop. Fred. 



Ethel May Hall and Co. (2). 
Comedy Sketch. 
Full Stage. 
City. 

Ethel May Hall has a real comedy 
hit in this sketch that will carry her 
on for some time. There are amusing 
situations and enough of the rough 
comedy to make it more than ordi- 
narily funny. Miss Hall plays a yOung 
married woman who has trouble with 
"mashers." Her husband is a foppish 
Englishman. She married, for his title, 
but sees her mistake when finding men 
even insult her when with her spouse. 
A plumber appears and the woman 
thinks she will engage him to do away 
with the mashers. She agrees to pay 
him $50 a day to beat 'em up. The 
plumber is left alone in the parlor and 
the husband, who had gone out just 
before, returns, Plumber musses up 
hubby badly. The end arrives with the 
wife entering saying there has been a 
terrible mistake. Miss Hall is a de- 
cidedly attractive young woman with 
a personality that has a tendency to 
hold any audience. Other roles were 
well played. 



McGuire and Prager. 
Songs and Dances. 
10 Mins.; One. 
86th St. 

McGuire and Prager should find lit- 
tle trouble in securing bookings on the 
small time circuits. ' This "sister act" 
can easily fill a position. The girls of- 
fer a dainty enteMainment, but at times 
while trying to harmonize a few flat 
notes come out. The blonde pir! 
shows to better advantage and also has 
the best number. The toe dance by 
the dark-haired Miss gets over through 
the girl skipping a rope during it. This 
finish will find favor in any small-time 
house. The closing number 4o^s not 
fit 



"The Society Girls" (10). 

Musical Comedy. 

20 Mins.; One and Three (Velvet 

Drop). 
City. 

A "girl act" worth while from cur- 
tain to curtain. ( Three principals and 
six well selected choristers, all doing 
their best. One of the boys who plays 
straight is not a small timer. Besides 
having a pleasing voice he is a nim- 
ble dancer and has appearance. The 
other male member is a "boob," get- 
ting good comedy results at times 
while at others his work lags and his 
start gets little. The girls are dressed 
in creations befitting a Broadway pro- 
duction. One who leads the number 
aside from being good to look upon 
is clever at kicking and has an abun- 
dance of vivaciousness. The turn 
opens in "one" The straight an- 
nounces they are minus the end man 
for the society minstrel show. The 
boob is secured, the action going to 
"three" with the usual semi-circle of 
chairs. Several . musical numbers in- 
clude "Jane" and "Bird of Paradise." 
A turn that can headline the biggest 
of small time bills and has a chance for 
some of the big time houses. 



Sari Sisters (2). 

Dancing. 

10 Min.; Full Stage. 

City. 

One would not suspect these girls 
were dancers when at the opening of 
the act a card is placed on an easel 
announcing the "Second Hungarian 
Rhapsodic" In the opening spot it 
was supposed they were xylophonists. 
The two dress in rather odd costumes, 
making three changes, all of the oper- 
atic style. They do three dances, carded, 
the first only having the name of the 
piece played. Rather a novel dancing 
turn that can open any small time bill 
and stand a good chance further down. 



Arthur Milton. 
Music and Talk. 
10 Mins.; One. 
23d Street 

As an entertainer on a one-string in- 
strument, representing a violin, Arthur 
Milton will hold his own. He wears 
evening dress, and opens with a speech 
describing the instrument, later playing 
a number of old melodies, with talk 
employed for comedy throughout. 
Some of Arthur's talk is the best heard 
in the smaller houses in some time. 
The travesty on a picture, for a finish, 
brought him the biggest returns. On 
"No. 2" he easily held the position. 



Pox and Eachell. 
Piano and Songs. 
12 Mine.; One. 
Greeley Square. 

Geo. Fox. formerly of Hines and 
Fox. and Rob Eschell are doing a 
double sinning and piano act that is a 
corker. Both boys know how to put 
a song over and work hard. They are 
opening with "Jane." done as a double. 
This is followed with solos by each, 
then another double, with Fox at the 
piano, and nt the close a dramatic num- 
ber puts the act over most strongly. 
The offering shows class and will do 

for an early spot on the big bills. 

Fred. 



Rogers, Pollock and Rogers. 

Comedy Sketch. 

15 Mins.; Two. 

Harlem O. H. 

It was but a short time ago a trio 
called Lydell, Rogers and Ly.Jell 
played the big time. Rogers left the 
act and a man by the name of Fisher 
replaced him. Rogers, Pollock : nd 
Rogers has evidently the missing 
Rogers, for the act is a duplicate of 
the other. Rogers plays a straight 
and employs a comedian after the style 
of the late Rube Dickinson, together 
with a young woman who sings and 
dances a bit. The action is supposed 
to take place back stage. Rogers does 
the most of the work, the c-micdian 
(although made up the same as Lydell 
of the other trio) is not as polished 
along that line. The young woman 
dresses neatly. Two acts with such a 
marked likeness cannot be expected to 
play the big time. At present the J.., 
R. and L. trio seems to be the lead for 
the two-a-day honors on the strength 
of the comedian's work. 



Gray and Wheeler. 

Songs and Dancing. 

15 Mins.; One. 

City. 

To Charlie Chaplin this couple owe 
the success, of their present act. The 
boy is a dead ringer for the picture 
comedian and makes the most of it 
favorable this time. The stereotyped 
opening with a song is done with the 
boy in evening dress and the girl in an 
evening gown. A ballad is used by her, 
giving him opportunity to change to 
the Chaplin makeup. This is most 
minutely looked after and his appear- 
ance is exact. The usual by-play em- 
ployed by the picture comedian is 
gone through. The girl comes in for 
some of the rough comedy. While the 
Chaplin craze is on, this turn will pros- 
per and should stand a chance of get- 
ting a big time booking, but the death 
knell of this sort of impersonation may 
be sounded shortly. 



Niblo and Nugent. 
Comedians. 
18 Mins.; One. 
Greeley Square. 

A blackface comedian and a straight 
with some talk, a couple of songs and 
a closing of nifty stepping. With the 
dancing the boys went over to a strong 
finish. The comedy is a little weak in 
spots and there are some rather aged 
gags pulled; but as the comedian does 
not attempt a Chaplin imitation he is 
to be congratulated. The turn is a late 
formation, with the principals from 
two other acts. Fred. 



Glenn and Rooinson. 

Songs and Dances. 

10 Mins.; One. 

86th St. 

Two men (colored) with the usual 
cross-fire talk. Member in eccentric 
inake-up follows with a little stepping, 
after which partner scores the hit of 
the act with a vocal solo, closing with 
a comedy number to good returns. Big 
small timers, 



SHOW REVIEWS 



13 






PALACE. 

Kitty Gordon and Bessie Clayton art the 
names depended upon to attract at the Palace 
this week. The surrounding show did not 
figure heavy in the salary division, but it 
composed an entertaining vaudeville perfor- 
mance. 

Perhaps before the matinee performance on 
Monday the Palace management feared that 
the show would not hold up, because the bill 
was rather hurriedly bolstered up late last 
week through Eva Tanguay who was to have 
held over having stepped out owing to illness. 
It was seen that ten acts made too much show 
and at night the bill was entirely switched 
about with one act dropped. As this was a 
dancing turn it was just as well for there 
isn't any dancing team that can walk on a 
stage and hold its own arter Bessie Clayton 
has been on. The house held a fair sized 
audience considering the weather, with strag- 
glers coming in as late as nine o'clock. 

A new pictorial opened, with Median's Dogs 
following. The act was an applause hit with 
the upper section. It warranted the encore 
given. Hans Kronold, the cellist, was moved 
into the "No. 2" spot from "No. 4" after the 
matinee. His present program does not seem 
to be particularly well suited to vaudeville. 
The opening number ran seven and one-half 
minutes, far too lengthy. His second selec- 
tion, "Vito the Bee," was more to their liking 
and with "Bercuese," his closing effort, he 
went over. 

Allan Dinehart and Co. in "The Meanest 
Man in the World" made the comedy sketch 
of the show and although placed a little early, 
it scored with a number of laughs. Johnny 
Dooley and Yvette Rugel, "No. 4" (moved 
from second), scored the first real hit of the 
bill by virtually stopping the show. 

Miss Clayton with her dancing partner Les- 
ter Sheehan and her sextet of musicians 
closed the first part. In Mr. Sheehan Miss 
Clayton has a dancer with a shade on any- 
thing in the modern stepping line that has been 
seen on the Palace stage since the house was 
opened. Du Calion, the talkative ladder bal- 
ancer, opened the second half, not getting 
much applause but pulling some laughs. 

Kitty Gordon in Jack Lalt's "Alma's Re- 
turn" followed and did very well. Miss Gor- 
don is most fortunate to have secured Mr. 
La it's sketch. It carries her over, but she 
displays little appreciation to maintain Its 
standard, from the appearance of the support- 
ing cast. The role of "Cleo, the maid" is pro- 
gramed as taken by Helen Goff. No one who 
knows Miss Goff could be mistaken in the 
identity of the person now playing this role. 
Miss Goff has not been with the act for two 
months or longer, yet she is still programed, 
while it was said about the theater Miss Gor- 
don's personal maid had been given the role, 
her first venture upon any stage in a profes- 
sional capacity. 

Miss Gordon reciprocated, however, in the 
next turn, which had Mr. Batie and Jack Wil- 
son. Miss Gordon appeared in the Wilson 
turn, to help the laughs along, and Wilson got 
a lot of them. The Horlik Family closed the 
show, holding well in the audience with their 
foreign style of dancing. Fred. 



AMERICAN ROOF. 

Business on the American Roof has taken a 
spurt of late. If it Is nothing else, then the 
closing of Hammerstein's has been helpful 
to the Loew house. 

The bill the first half was enjoyed by a 
large gathering. It was a diversified pro- 
gram, with a couple of the turns having the 
positions assigned against them. The first of 
these was Jackson and Wahl (New Acts), 
opening after intermission, and Tojettl and 
Bennett, closing the show. The latter couple 
are a mixed dancing act, the woman first 
doing toe work, then both going in for the 
modern stepping, after the man sings the new- 
est song heard this week, "Mother May I Go 
Out to Swim?" It sounds like a summer 
number and there is some comedy to it. The 
dancers have a dream setting to open and 
close in, and they did well enough in the spot. 

Tom Mahoney was next to closing, and 
cleaned up, as he always does at the Ameri- 
can. Mr. Mahoney in his long frock coat, with 
Irish songs and Irish stories, caught the house 
from the take-off, and sent them into a laugh- 
ing spasm with his finish, the singing of an 
Irish rag with a dance accompaniment. It 
could hardly be called a dance, even Tom 
didn't do that, but the finish is certainly a 
homer for Thomas. He had to speech after 
that. 

Closing the first part were Lucille and 
"Cockle," off the hi* time. "Cockle" Is a 
cockatoo, nicely handled by the rather are 
possessing woman, who dresses herself mod- 
Ishly but too severely for this style of tiirw. 
Just how Lucille should be gowned or look is 
a matter for herself to decide. It's not a 
point observable by the audience, but some- 
how she doesn't help the bird any la} ber 
present dress with a turbaned hat affair. The 
bird's imitation of a cornet is oxoe*lent, and 
the whole turn interested those in front. 

The "No. 4" spot was occupied by Craw- 
ford and Broderlck, a two-act that wUl travel 
over the small time without encountering any 
difficulty. A young woman ana young man 
play easily, singing, talking an* dancing. It's 
Just that that is against them.'so many others 
are doing the same thing, and alfhost In the 
same way. These two might land something 
better. A new act would oe a help, but It 
should be new In idea as veil, and It Is not 
necessary at all, If they are content with 
whit they have. 

t>e Lisle opened the shew, Purcella Broth- 
ers were next, with Kings' ury and Munson In 
a sketch, third* Late'- on the Boganny 
Troupe appeared. 

An Intermission seem* 1 Interminably long, 
perhaps Tearing that impression through no 



film filling In — but the bar was open with 
the weather still too chilly for the funny 
lemonade. 

The Roof stage, as well as the American's 
downstairs stage, is under the direction of 
Harry Taylor, and the American stages are 
very well run. In fact the American staff 
throughout, from Charlie Potsdam, its man- 
ager, to J. Edwin Llebman, the orchestral di- 
rector, and Louis Schwartz (Mr. Taylor's as- 
sistant, who looks after the crew behind the 
curtain upstairs) compose about as model a 
working force for the small time theatre as 
could be secured. 

Mr. Taylor and Mr. Schwarts were at Tony 
Pastor's theatre for years, Mr. Taylor also in 
charge of the stage In that famous house. As 
the show ran on 14th street day in and day 
out with never a hitch breaking in on the 
running, so it does at the American, upstairs 
and down. Sime. 



GREELEY SQUARE. 

The Greeley Square held almost a capacity 
audience Tuesday night. It filled early with 
an audience that seemed easy to please. Eight 
acts and two single reels and a two-reel serial 
instalment made up the bill, running smoothly 
and entertainingly. 

Fox and Eschell (New Acts) opened follow- 
ing a news pictorial. Mae McRae (New Acts) 
In the second spot brought two singing acta 
one after the other but didn't mind, for Samp- 
son and Douglas, who followed, brought more 
singing and also got away with 1L "Dublin 
Bay" went over big for them, despite the flood 
of melody that preceded. 

"The White Lie" closed the first half of the 
show and brought any number of laughs, 
which were appreciated. The serial split the 
bill. 

El Cleve, xylophonist. opened the second sec- 
tion and was the noise hit of the bill. The 
medley of popular airs finishing with "My 
Bird of Paradise" was such a riot he- stopped 
the show completely. Elsie Gilbert and Co. 
(New Acts) and Nlblo and Nugent (New 
Acts) appeared in that order, and Reddlngton 
and Grant, with their comedy trampoline offer- 
ing, closed the show. The latter act was a 
laugh from the start to finish with the audi- 
ence. A Keystone closed. Fred. 

23D STREET. 

The rain Mondny ceased long enough before 
show time for the attendance to comfortably 
fill this house. The clientele patronizing the 
23rd Street is strong for comedy, and Man- 
ager Daly gave them plenty tne first half. 
The hits were evenly divided between Hoyt's 
quartet and John P. Wade and Co. 

Plerlot, Ferber and Co., In a comedy sketch 
entitled "My Angel Wife" opened the show, 
and gave It a nice start. Arthur Milton (New 
Act) followed, and kept It up. Arthur might 
replace some of his talk, which would greatly 
Improve the turn. 

The Hoyt quartet, in a "Spirit of Good Fel- 
lowship," were next. The audience liked the 
harmonizing by the four fellows. The majority 
of songs now employed are good, but one along 
near the middle might be changed for some- 
thing better, and the act might be more ap- 
preciated. The theme and the singing could 
easily place the. turn in faster company. . 

After a serial Wade and Co. scored wltn 
the comedy playlet. The comedy comes fast, 
and each line draws laughs. 

Porter and Sullivan, next to closing, got 
over with some old talk and songs. The act 
has enough assurance. The girl with her 
blonde hair gives the act a good appearance. 
At times she exhibits more dancing ability than 
singing. The fellow does nothing that is re- 
markably noticeable. The song and solo dance 
for a finish have replaced the straight song 
formerly employed, and seems now to be the 
best thing to the act. 

Jolly Johnnie Jones concluded the vaude- 
ville part. Johnnie also received his share 
of applause. 

A feature film closed the show and held 
the majority In. The 23rd streeters are be- 
ginning to care more for the silent actors. 



FIFTH AVENUE. t 

Bumpety bump went the Fifth Avenue show 
Monday night. Lack of speed and a notice- 
able sameness In the vaudeville section hit the 
bill with such a Jarring force it never as- 
sumed the stride the bills of recent weeks 
have maintained to great advantage. Around 
the opening an act showed that injected the 
right brand of pepper and the show took on 
some speed only to fall back Into a canter that 
iH^ver pulled the bill Into the lively pace one 
likes to see at any variety show. 

Bran the pictures missed fire. A Lubln 
short-reeled subject, "The Spy's Sister," was 
tame and schoolboylsh as a celluloid dramatic. 
Then a Ham comedy was funny In spots and 
an old Keystone, with Chaplin doing some un- 
funny didoes, didn't help much. An interesting 
ten minutes were spent In still and motion 
views of southern tropical life. Walter Mur- 
ray, dressed like an African explorer, lectured 
as the pictures were shown. This phase of 
the program attracted attention but gave the 
show no semblance of speed. 

Following the opening portion of photoplay 
appeared the Ray less (New Acts) who didn't 
accomplish very much. Miller and Lyle scored 
with their comedy and the boxing bout proved 
exceedingly laughable. These negro entertain- 
ers put some life Into the show but It dln't 
last long after the picture machines got busy. 

Dan Burke and Co. pleased and Dan received 
a pretty bouquet that sorter unnerved him 
for the minute. Doc O'Nell, who has hair 
tinged with gray and who sports a red necktie, 
Is another of the "nut single" species which 
has frequented the New York vaudeville houses. 

Doc is a combined Tlnney-Fltzglbbon-Dooley- 
Ttghe type, speaks fast and used up a moun- 
tain of Jotee. Doc sold something when he 



wished he would grow as old as his Jokes. 
O'Neil's style of funmaking was beneficial to 
the bill and though it looked like a frosty 
night for O'Nell he pulled up a strong comedy 
ballot. 

The Chip and Marble Dutchland skit was a 
light, airy, quiet affair but withal pleasing 
and entertaining. The setting was quaint and 
effective and the costumes fully adequate to 
carry out the homellfe atmosphere of the land 
of dykes. Chip and Marble sang and danced 
and the results at the Fifth Avenue were cer- 
tain. 

Ethel Kirke and Billy Fogarty bad a tough 
spot and nobody realized that more than Fo- 
garty himself, who kidded about it to the or- 
chestra. Miss Kirke disports a nifty ward- 
robe and displays a good, strong voice which 
was roundly applauded. Fogarty Jokes, sings 
and dances but discovered an old, old joke Is 
worth more laughs at the Fifth Avenue than 
one or two manufactured right up to the min- 
ute. That one about the Dardanelles is still 
running. 

Anita Diaz's monkeys closed the show. Miss 
Diaz Is of pleasing appearance and is good 
natured all the time while putting the Simian 
performers through the routine. At times the 
monkeys show stubbornness and willingness to 
clamber about the footlights and scenery, yet 
she cons them along in a sweet mannered ef- 
fective way. The monks do several splendid 
tricks. One spells several names while four 
do a Japanese barrel juggling stunt at the 
close that pleased Immensely. hjurk. 



CITY. 

A trip to Wm. Fox's City was worth It the 
first half of this week. The City, besides 
having its usual eight-act bill, had the Para- 
mount feature, "Hypocrites," which seemed to 
attract to the downtown house. The act por- 
tion opened with the Sari Sisters (New Acts) 
who gave a good start with their dancing. 
Fred Hildebrand, with his lengthy legs, got 
plenty of laughs from them and some fairly 
amusing comedy. The boy has picked a good 
song, which fits In well with his talk. It 
would be just as well to eliminate the bee 
business, although he has changed it about. 
Laughs were secured by Ethel May Hall and 
Co. (New Acts) in a sketch that has comedy 
to burn. 

A weekly was followed by Dixon and Dixon, 
the musical clowns, who play a variety of 
instruments In a novel way. "hollowing the 
picture" did not have any terrors for them. 
Sandy Shaw, the Scot b corned 1 m, was liked. 
He is a comedian su«i as is n it often seen 
in the small time hou us. 

The female impersonation bit used for his 
third number is sure of satisfactory returns. 
"The Society Girls" (New Acts) has class 
and got over nicely. Serial. 

Gray and Wheeler (New Acts), with their 
Chaplin business, jumped into favor as soon 
as the impersonation was used. At the Acad- 
emy, Just across the way, another Chaplin 
impersonation was given by one of the Stan- 
ton Brothers. Both houses are under the 
same management. 

The Gene Muller Trio hooped the closing 
spot away. The show proper was over at 
about 11.45, the four-part feature going on 
one hour before that. 



58TH STREET. 

A thorough test on pictures as a "draw" Is 
given each week at the 58th Street. If It 
isn't a serial it's something else, as Manager 
John Buck is making a specialty of booking 
in pictures that show any box office mag- 
netism at all. 

McDougal and Shannon opened the pro- 
gram with "In the Old Neighborhood" (seen 
before when presented by another Irish team) 
and got over nicely with the musical numbers. 
There's the usual Tad talk, but It would be 
well for both the man and woman to clcvato 
their voices a trifle. It was bard to catch 
much of the dialog even at close range. The 
combination of violin and hornpipes caught on 
immensely and the results were certain in the 
58th Street neighborhood. The girl would 
present a neater appearance by cutting off a 
half Inch or so off her dress. The blue skirt 
almost swept the floor and the newspaper ads 
say the very long outfits are unseasonable. 

Ronair and Ward show Improvement. The 
man had on an outlandish necktie, and he 
could also show a little more Improvement 
by getting a Leghorn or Bangkok hat, as the 
straw-katy he wore looked like a last sea- 
soned The woman never looked more At- 
tractive and becomingly dressed as sbe did Iri 
that brown outfit. Even the hat and shook 
matched perfectly. Perhaps that's what made 
the man's hat and tie look out Of kelter. 
Their patter and style pleased the 58th 
streeters. 

Edna Luby, having discarded or rathe? 
shelved her movie sketch, appeared in a 
"single" and proved a favorite. That they 
know Miss Luby was evident by the Way she 
was greeted by applause when she appeared'. 
Miss Luby offered a serins of imitations. 
Though few in the audience had seen bitv of 
the persons Impersonated mattered not. Miss 
Luby received big applause. Hardeeh was 
the headllner To those not having seen 
Houdlnl, Hardeen fills in. After the audience 
sang seversl choruses with the orchestra the 
Brandon-Russell Co offered In "A Star by 
Mistake," surefire for the pop theatres, but 
takes up entirely too much time. The parts 
are well played and the "office boy" flisplaved 
a voice of high rang* and musical quality. 
The Harvey-Devore Trio was a bit hit In fh4 
closing spot. Jfrrrfc. 

JEFFERSON. 

Something wrong at the Jefferson. Busi- 
ness of late has been poor. With a well bat-' 
anced bill that rounded Into as good a small; 
Use aUrjw' as one woulf care to fit through, 



the bouse was almost empty, considering Its 
1 size, Tuesday night. Opposition along 14th 
street la very keen and a change of policy 
? might brighten things up for a while. 

Slgsbee's Dogs opened after a Vita comedy 
and a Lubin drama. This man could Improve 
his act with more of a setting. The canines 
show careful, training and go through a rou- 
tine different than other acts of this calibre. 
The sign droppeu by the little poodle could 
be eliminated. Hunter and Davenport con- 
tinued the lively pace and scored. This black- 
face comedian handles some good comedy, 
putting It over in a style sure to get them in 
the pop bouses. He could change his make- 
up gnd do more of the acrobatic dancing, 
also the one number his partner now does. 
Kenntoon Sinters and Allen seemed to need 
rehearsing with the new member. The girls' 
best work was done by themselves. The boy 
is a good c» nee r and when broken Into the 
girls' style of dancing will bring the act back. 

Arter a I'athc Special the Colonial Quintet 
in their neitly arranged musical turn pleased. 
The coloni.it outfits look neat and are well 
worn. Tin- girl could brush up some later 
ballads than ttie ones now employed. This 
act should pi< ase any small time audience. 
Holmes ahd ltellly sang their way Into the 
hit column. This couple have wide vocal 
range and place their numbers over to good 
returns. Burl<e and Burke, the third two-act, 
would have seeded much easier had they not 
wasted time making the sketch appear to drag. 
This comedian might discontinue using the 
names of different nationalities In calling his 
partner names. Around the small time cir- 
cuits mostly all of the nationalities he men- 
tioned patronise the house. It's not good 
kidding. The turn Is too long and the table 
scene could go out without Inturing the act. 
They finished to one of the hits. 

Tilford, next to closing, topped all others 
for applause honors. Ills voice appeared to 
be under the weather and hindered htm a 
little, or maybe It was the noise the stage 
hands were making while setting for the clos- 
ing act Rice Elmer and Tom in their tramp- 
line specialty closed to an almost empty house. 

86TH STREET. 

An attractively well arranged show wss 
served Monday night. What the bill lacked 
In the pictures was overshadowed by the en- 
tertainment from a well balanced show. The 
audience found no trouble In getting seated 
and seemed easy to satisfy. Seven acts, a K- 
reel Gold Seal "Shattered Memories," Pathe 
Special, 8- A comedy and a serial comprised 
the show. 

Max Langslow In his sharp shooting spe- 
cialty started things away early to good re- 
turns. Too much time Is lost while running 
up through the balconies during which time 
those in the orchestra seemed satisfied to fol- 
low tho doings of the girl assistant on the 
stage. McOuIre and Prager (New Acts) were 
enjoyed throughout and closed to a substantial 
hit. Harry Gibs and Co. In "Via the Gas 
Route" followed the Pathe Special and S-A 
comedy, scoring easily with their burlesque on 
"Zara." The skit contains some amusing 
moments and are helped along by the ability 
of the players In the delivery of It. At times 
the couple over-play a few of the situations 
causing the act to seem much longer than It 
really Is. Glen and Robinson (New Acts) a 
colored team, sang their way Into favor. 
Asana Students In their musical turn did not 
land, much until the final number "A Hunt 
In the Black Forest," which made the opening 
of the turn look rather light. Too much time 
Is devoted to the first few numbers. They 
lack speed and the musical tone to help It 
along. More rag music might replace the 
classical selections which will receive more at- 
tention from the small time audiences. Jimmy 
Reynolds working with a Harry Fox delivery 
talked Into the hit column. Too much of 
"Listen" and "Wait a Minute." With a new 
and regular monolog Mr. Reynolds should find 
little trouble In playing some of the better 
grade houses. Paul Pedrlnl and Monk closed 
to a moving house. 

ACADEMY OF MUSIC. 

It's funny about the people the Academy 
gathers. They seem to enjoy the show, bat 
It would take a 42-centlmeter gun to make 
them applaud. 

Gallando with his clay modelling pried off 
the lid at 8 o'clock, and did fairly well. 
Rose and Williams, replacing nn act after the 
Monday show, did fairly well No. 2. The 
comedian's dialect at times sounds more like 
that of Chinese thnn Italian, which he por- 
trays. The straight has a fair voice, and 
sang to good returns. An Edison comedy fol- 
lowed after De Veaux and West (New Act) 
and got a few laughs. Princess Ka (New Act) 
next, did not get the results due him. 

The first real sign of life vra* shown when 
Coy do Trlckey rhade her appearance. Coy 
seemed to be the favorite with the Fourteenth 
streeters. bu( worked, with much strain. She 
sang five Songs, f'oy. has rearranged her song 
repertoire, also Wardrobe, and It makes the 
act a huhdred Per cent, better. Richard Mal- 
loy and Co. (NeW Act) followed. 

An E^sanay comedy put the audience In 
good humor, and. The Stantons, next, were 
conceded tpe hit of the hill with their talk 
and singing. Tho burlesque "bit" on the 
Salvation Army singing "Tlpperary" struck 
them Just right, this being the- kind of comedy 
this audience takes to The b->ys have secured 
much pew comedy talk since last s«:cn around 
here, ft has. Improved the turn. 

Three Falcons closed the show with their 
fast work on the rlnes. and did It with a 
bang. The two stralKht men are excellent 
ring performers, while the comedian, With his 
pantomimic fun. will set laughs anywhere. 
•Taptalri , Courtesy, *; a Bosworth feature, con- 
cluded the enlertarrimeut. and bold the mv 

i<n#fjttk ■*.;.'- - . 

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14 



VARIETY 



3S 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (May 31) 

In Vaudeville Tkaatraa, Playta* Tfcrea or Lass Skows Dally 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinees, when not otherwise indicated.) 
Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further . distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit. Theatres with "Loew" following name are on the Loew Circuit. 

Agencies booking the houses are noted by single name or initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Circuit-"U. B. O.," United Booking Ufnces-^'W. V. If. A.," Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation (Chicago)— "P." Pantages Circuit— "Inter," Intenut "«-—** *•---■-»- « - «' «♦ — 
A.)— "M," James C. Matthews (Chicago). 



terstate Circuit (booking through W. V. M. 



New York 
PALACE (orph) 
Calve 

Trlxle Frlgansa 
Whiting 4 Burt 
Webb ft Goodwin 
WUlard 

Geo Howell Co 
McKay ft Ardlne 
Delmore ft Lee 
Lucy Olllette 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Chas Ledegar 
Morris ft Parks 
Anderson ft Burt 
El Cleve 

Eddie ft Ramsdeli 
Frank Stafford Co 
Rockwell ft Wood 
Boullll Bros 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Lera Payne 
Reddlngton ft Orant 
Valentine Vox 
"Side Lights" 
Joe Keleer 
Morris ft Allen 
Aerial Budda 
Golden ft West 
(One to AH) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Purcella Broa 
Mr ft Mrs Chaplin 
Mellor ft DePaule 
"School Days 
Tom Maboney 
8 Donalds 
( One to mi) alf 

Paul Patching Co 
Lucille * /Cockle 
The Cleveland* 
••On the Veranda" 

Recklelas Trio 

(One to AH) 
QRBBLBT (loew) 
ola ft Roes 



Francis 



[pood 

iBff I 

iKI 



trainee 
SbaW 



Jlf ft MacCurdy Co 
Beaale LoCount 
(Two to All) 

2d bait 
Nichols Slaters 
Clark ft Roae 
Stuart Bl*ok Co 
(Five to Ml) , . 
LINCOLN (loew) 

Lorn Payne 
Elklna Fay ft ■ 

Crawford ft Broderlck 
Oasch Sisters 

2d bait 
Purcell* Broa 
Fall Dough 
Demareet ft Collette 
Frank BUfford Co 



Madle D«U JS 

J DBLANCBT (loew) 
Rene Parker 
Honeyboy Mlnstrsls 

W»bl ft M*£* 
Moore ft Elliott 
Valentine Vox 
Aerial LaValla 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Morris ft Parka 
3 Keltone 
Grace DeWlntera 
Jaa Grady Co 
White 8lsters 
Lee Caaaadoa 
(Two to fill) 

NATIONAL (loew) 
Frank Ward 
Dixie Gerard 
"Boarding School 

Girls" 
Jonee ft SylvesteT 
Landry Broa 
(One to fill) m 
2d half 
Rouble Sims 
Eddie ft Ramsdeli 
Mellor ft pePaula 
Anderson ft Burt 
Pealaon ft OoldlS 
Gaacb Sisters 

7TH AVE Jloew) 
"Wrong or Right" 
Grace DeWlntera 
The Cleveland* 
Pealaon ft Ooldle 
Juggling DeLlale 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Walton ft Boardman> 
Elsie Gilbert Co 
Rncker ft Winifred 
Mattle Cboate Co 
Tom Maboney 
(One to fill) 

BOULEVARD (loew) 
Knowlea ft White 
Lucille ft "Cockle" 
Fall Dough 
Oolet Btorta ft L 
Reddlngton ft. Grant 

(OnetoflU) 



2d half 
Jack Blrchley 
Kingsbury ft Muneon 
Richmond ft Mann 
Honeyboy Minstrel* 
Qonne ft Llreey 
Stewart A Dakln 

Coney lalaadl 

BRIGHTON (ubo) 
Kalma Co 
Frank Crumlt 
Eddie Carr Co 
Harry Carroll 
M Harrison Co 
Stewart ft Donohue 
Nora Bayen 
Anthony ft Ratliff 
Fred ft Albert 
HENDERSON'S (ubo) 
The Brads 
Mr ft Mrs Kelso 
Kramer ft Morton 
Mme Doree Co 
Ball ft West 
Billy B Van Co 
O'Kura Japs 



BUBHWICK??ubo) 
Edith Tallferro Co 
Joale Heather Co 
Leo Carlllo 
Julie Ring Co 
Watson Sisters 
Keno ft Green 
Toyo Troupe 
Lockett ft Waldron 
Heran ft Preston 

PROSPECT (ubo) 
Flske O'Hara 
White Hussars 
Hunting ft Francis 
Kaufman Bros 
The Gaudsmldta 
Claudia Tracer 
Salt* ft Austin 
.Richard ft Kyle 
afeLaflen ft Carson 
STH AVE (ubo) 
Arthur Jason 
Okas Buckley Co 
8 Atanleya 
Hedge Holme Co 

2d half 
Keene ft Williams 
Jim Doherty 
Heeley ft Meeley 
Hedge Holme Co 

BHUBERT (loew) 
Patrlcola ft Meyera 
Joe Kelcey 
Srengall 
Madle DeLong 
Nip ft Tuok 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Lillian Watson 
White Lie 
Sampson ft Douglas 
Srengall 
Harry Thomson 
Chas Ledegar 
(One to fill) 

FULTON (loew) 
Whiteside ft Picks 
Clark ft Roee 
"Side Lights" 
Sampson ft Douglas 
Wolgas ft Olrlle 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Francis ft Roes 
Rene Parker 
Jaa MacCurdy Co 
Oolet Btorta ft L 
Bquilll Broa 
(One to fill) 

BIJOU (loew) 
Paul Petching Co 
Rucker ft Winifred 
White Lie 
White Sisters 
Delmore ft Light 
Recklelss Trio 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Juggling Nelson 
Wahl ft Jackson 
"Wrong or Right" 
El Clave 

Jones ft Sylvester 
Aerial LaValls 
(One to All) 

PALACE (loew) 
Rouble 81ms 
Richmond ft Mann 
Jaa Grady Co 
Bobbe ft Dale 
Stewart ft Dakln 

2d half 
Elklna Fay ft E 
Crawford ft Broderlek 
J K Emmett Co 
Dorothy Herman 
Nip ft Tuck 

WARWICK (loew) 
Wormwood's Animate 
Haley ft Bradley 
E B Cllve Co 
Harry Rote 
Lea Caaaadoa 
(One to flB) 

2d hall 
Freeman Broa ' 
"Jack ft Hi* Jllta" 
Haydn Burton ft B 
(Three Is SB) 



Alton, I1L 

AIRDOMB (wva) 
Niblo's Ulrds 
Ray Monde 

2d half 
Ernie ft Ernie 
Park Rome ft Francis 

Atlanta. Osw 

FORSYTHE (ubo) 
Dainty English 8 
Skipper ft Kastroup 
Bell Rlngera 
Bob Warren 
Mrs G Hugbes Co 
Marie ronton 
Long Tack Bam 
Blaajkaattsa, N. Y. 
STONE O H (ubo) 

1st half 
Harrington ft Perty 
Happy Mualclana 
"May Time" 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Black ft Diamond 
The Freacotta 
"Clown Seal" 
(One to All) 



LTRIC (ubo) 
Hanlon ft Clifton 
Vine ft Temple 
Llnd 

Steffy tserko Co 
Watson's Farmyard 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
D'Amour ft Douglaa 
AUman ft Stone 
Meehan's Dogs 
Ruth Roye 
Norton ft Nicholson 
Maggie Cllne 
Scotch Lads ft Laaales 
Du Callon 
Valerie Bergere Co 
ORPHEUM (loew) 
Evelyn Cunningham 
Roy ft Arthur 
Smith ft Farmer 
"Fired from Tale" 
Cooper Bros 
Ward Bisters 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Glenn Ellison 
Ergottl's Lilliputians 
Plsano ft Bingham 
"Olrl In Dark" 
Mae Francis 
(Three to fill) 

8T JAMES (loew) 
Lucoty Broa 
The Vernona 
"Olrl In the Dark" 
Mack Albright ft M 
Ergottl's Lilliputians 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Evelyn Cunningham 
"Back to Montreal" 
Col Jack George 
"Faaclnatlng Flirt" 
Smith ft Farmer 
Alvln ft Kenny 

GLOBE (loew) 
Glenn Bllleon 
"Back to Montreal" 
Hartley ft Pecan 
"Faaclnatlng Flirt" 
Mae Francte 
Alrln ft Kenny 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Lucoty Bros 
Bogannl Troupe 
Bessie LeCount 
"Fired from Tale" 
Cooper Broa 
(Two to fill) 
Mdfeaaart, Ooi 
POLI'B (ubo) 
Mints ft Palmer 
Waiter Bt Jamee Co 
Jones ft Jones 
(Three to fill) 
2d half 
Cavana Duo 
Laurie ft Allen 
Doris Wilson 8 
Diving Nymphs 
(Two to All) 

PLAZA (ubo) 
Millar ft Tempest 
Wherry Lewis 4 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Pollard 

8cott ft Rayope 
(Two to fllfr 
Baffalo 
SHEA'S (ubo) 
Nardlnl 

Crouch ft Welch 
Rogers Pollock ft R 
Cecil Cunningham 
Will Ward Girls 
Chiek Bales 
Tom Fltspatrlck 

Bwtte 

BMPRE8B (loew) 
Shaw ft Lee 
Elisabeth Cutty 
George Toemao 
••Bvnrybody" 



Calgary. Caa. 

PANTAGES (m) 
Ethel Davla Dolls 
Jessie Hay ward Co 
Blgelow Campbell A R 
Rogers ft Wiley 
Nouse ft Bldrld 



MAJESTIC (orph) 
Erelyn Neabltt 
Bert Swor 
Lyons ft Yosco 
Harry Holman Co 
Stone ft Spink 
Bowere W ft C 
Kerrllle Family 
Norcross ft Holdworth 
Page Hack ft M 

KBDZIB (wra, 
Jetter ft Rogers 
Stelndell ft Lee 
George Richards Co 
Stan Stanley 3 

2d half 
Prlnceaa Kalama 
Lewis ft White 
Royal Hussar Girls 
Newhoff ft Phelps 
Bonlta 

WILSON (wra) 
Orbaaaany'a Cockatoos 
Roder ft Arnold 
Dorothy Brenner Co 
Newhoff ft Phelps 
Bonlta 

2d half 
Marcou 

Stelndell ft Lee 
Orey ft Old Rose 
May A KUduff 
Stan Stanley 3 
McVICKER'S (loew) 
Bob Tip Co 
Axel Chrlstensen 
Eldon ft Clifton 
Oscar Lorraine 
4 Renneea 
Juliette Dike 
Apollo Trio 
Frank Bush 
Ober ft